Becoming a force for good

25th of January 2024
Becoming a force for good

UK workplace and washroom hygiene service provider Simply Washrooms has been certified as a B Corporation (B Corp). This means it meets rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit. Gemma Abbott tells us more about the process, the challenges and the benefits.

THE SIMPLY

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Businesses pay the price of theft

17th of January 2024
Businesses pay the price of theft

Hard-up Europeans are turning not only to food banks but also to food theft, triggering a shoplifting epidemic across much of the continent. And it is retail businesses and their legitimate customers who are paying the price, writes Hartley Milner.

TWO MIDDLE-AGED women wearing baggy ankle-length skirts enter a busy convenience store in north

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A people-centric vision

11th of January 2024
A people-centric vision

Richard Sykes, SVP and president of ABM UK and Ireland, tells us how the facilities services business has become a truly people-centric business. Any growth plans must embrace this position, continuing to cultivate a workplace that strives to support and nurture team members, both professionally and personally.

AT ABM OUR PURPOSE is clear –

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UNI Global survey - working around the clock

9th of January 2024
UNI Global survey - working around the clock

During the summer, a ground-breaking international survey of cleaners commissioned by UNI Global Union and UNI Europa, shed light on the significant challenges faced by cleaning professionals who work irregular and unsocial shifts. The survey, which received responses from over 2,500 cleaners in 32 countries across six continents, highlights the

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Can new rules tackle late payments?

6th of December 2023
Can new rules tackle late payments?

Legislators are having another crack at reining in businesses that delay paying supplier invoices. The European Commission admits the current late payment directive is “ineffective” … but will the new rules work any better this time round? Hartley Milner asks.

It’s the stuff of cash flow nightmares, it inhibits investment,

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Power Purchase Agreements - the answer to net-zero?

27th of November 2023
Power Purchase Agreements - the answer to net-zero?

Many companies are turning to Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) as a way of effectively managing, and guaranteeing reduction of, their Scope 2 greenhouse gases (GHGs). Oriol Margo, Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability transformation leader for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, tells us more.

The science is clear: in a world grappling with

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