Laundry’s role in sustainability

29th of June 2023 Article by Lotte Printz
Laundry’s role in sustainability

A Swedish CEO is urging public bodies not to forget laundry in their initiatives, reports Lotte Printz.

“It really doesn’t have to smell like lemons to be clean,” Mats Marklund, CEO of Swatab points out in Swedish online cleaning newsletter, Cleannet.

An argument that may seem obvious for people in the industry, but nevertheless calls for both instruction and a chan..

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Local authorities break promises

16th of June 2023 Article by Christian Bouzols
Local authorities break promises

The French association FEP is unhappy about the value of public contracts, reports Christian Bouzols.

For some time now, the French cleaning federation (FEP) has been complaining to the public procurement authorities that they haven’t kept their promises to increase the value of their cleaning contracts.

n the context of the government’s intention to re-visit ..

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Are we drowning in data?

6th of June 2023 Article by Lynn Webster
Are we drowning in data?

Lynn Webster in the UK asks if a more data driven approach over-complicates the cleaning process.

The traditional approaches to cleaning specifications have long been either an input style or outcome led service models, along with some hybrids of the two. The need to develop alternative means of capturing the operational details are changing.

Service providers are seeking that extra value opportunity for clients. This inc..

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New tool measures perception

18th of May 2023 Article by John Griep
New tool measures perception

VSR director John Griep tells us about a new measurement tool that focuses on perception.

VSR and industry organisation Schoonmakend Nederland have commissioned the development of a new measurement tool. This instrument measures the perception of cleanliness by premises users. This is somewhat different from cleaning quality, which is already measured with VSR-KMS. Why does VSR consider cleanliness so important that we create mea..

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Feel-good trilogy with an edge

10th of May 2023 Article by Lotte Printz
Feel-good trilogy with an edge

Lotte Printz in Denmark talks to Estrid Dyekjær, a novelist who criticise tender systems in her books.

“I have this song in my head, ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ (1936 song by George Formby)…,” Estrid Dyekjær bursts out enthusiastically when I first get her on the phone.

“And it makes me so happy whenever cleaners are being acclaimed, instead of being portrayed as in &..

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