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The German professional cleaning exhibition CMS takes place in Berlin, next week - from September 20-23.
According to the organisers the show has now firmly established itself as an international event. The last event in 2009 attracted over 14,000 visitors from 52 countries, and a similar level of international attendance is expected this year.
In his fourth article for ECJ, Pedro Chidichimo explains the benefits for facility management companies of working with suppliers in the identification and development of innovations that solve end user needs. New processes, new relationships and most importantly, a new culture must be set to achieve sustainable differentiation in the
The French cleaning sector now ranks second in Europe in terms of turnover - according to latest statistics. Christian Bouzols, ECJ reporter, explains the details.
This news can be considered as good given other gloomy news about the French economy. Despite a greater than forecast slowdown in the creation of new cleaning jobs, the French cleaning
ISS, the world's leading building services provider, is launching worldwide campaigns among its employees to promote health, safety and the environment. There will be a number of initiatives throughout this year under the name You and Me. These will be promoted to the company's 520,000 employees in over 50 countries. ECJ spoke exclusively to head
Research commissioned by hand hygiene systems manufacturer Deb claims to show that people use 16 per cent less water in the washroom when they use foam soap compared with liquid soap.
Researchers asked 150 people to place their hands in compost to simulate a moderate level of dirt and then wash their hands, once with a traditional liquid/lotion
A European study into workplace hygiene carried out by service provider Initial shows that hygiene standards are severely lacking, with a high percentage of workers failing to wash their hands after a visit to the toilet.
Employees in France and the Benelux countries are the worst offenders: in France 83 per cent of men and 76 per cent of women