General mood less positive

31st of January 2024 Article by Katja Scholz
General mood less positive

ECJ’s Katja Scholz in Germany tells us about the latest survey of the contract cleaning sector.

The Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) presented the results of its latest business survey, showing the overall mood in the sector along with market forecasts and sales expectations. This survey focused on the initial impact on companies of the ‘Citize..

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Getting equipped for the green transition

16th of January 2024 Article by Christian Bouzols
Getting equipped for the green transition

As cleaning firms strive to be more sustainable, they need training, writes Christian Bouzols in France.

In their journey towards ever better environmental practices, cleaning companies need to do more than just use ecologically certified products and green ways of working, all of which are already much used in the sector.

In answer to that requirement, two organisations - INHNI and Fare Propreté - are offering tra..

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A spirit of initiative brings success

8th of January 2024 Article by Anna Garbagna
A spirit of initiative brings success

From Italy Anna Garbagna brings the inspiring story of cleaning industry legend Luigi Marfella.

His name is Luigi Marfella and he is the protagonist of a story worth telling. The son of a lady janitor who worked in a state school, he has always associated his passion for the cleaning world to his moments of childhood when, following his mother in her daily work, he could detect the pungent smell of detergents and the scent of cle..

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