Sustainability - claims must pass the test

12th of June 2024
Sustainability - claims must pass the test

‘The most sustainable solution’. ‘Better for the environment’. ‘Made with recycled plastic’. Our industry has no shortage of sustainability-related product claims. But do they hold water? And do they benefit customers? Let’s work together to get our industry’s green claims right - says Malene Thiele,

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Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

10th of June 2024
Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

In this exclusive report for ECJ Fernando Sabino and Daniela Rocha at the Portuguese contract cleaning association APFS tell us about the key trends and statistics. The cleaning sector in Portugal grew by 50 per cent between 2018 and 2022, and there are now 7805 businesses operating.

Portugal is the host country for the 2024 European Cleaning

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Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

7th of June 2024
Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

In November 2023 ECJ ran a news story highlighting the findings of a report in the UK about working conditions for cleaning operatives. The year-long investigation by the Centre for Progressive Change found that more than a third of them had worked while unwell because many of them are unable to claim sick pay. In this special report we delve

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Embracing diversity

5th of June 2024
Embracing diversity

The professional cleaning sector across Europe is a melting pot of different cultures, languages, faiths and nationalities. For service providers that requires understanding and planning. Georgia Jordan at Biological Preparations takes a look at the key points to consider when encouraging collaboration and unity among a diverse workforce.

THE

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Europe tackles talent challenges

22nd of April 2024
Europe tackles talent challenges

Europe’s got talent, and has the plaudits to prove it. But the region will need to up its game still further if it is to remain a global skills magnate at a time of fast-paced demographic change, writes Hartley Milner.

THE SWISS have found themselves the butt of more than their fair share of lampooning around national stereotypes down the

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Sustainable washroom strategy

16th of April 2024
Sustainable washroom strategy

With reports suggesting consumers are looking for more eco-conscious products, Alasdair Sharp from Satino by WEPA explains how facilities managers can curate a more sustainable hygiene strategy to help achieve the EU’s goal to be climate-neutral by 2050.

AS ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES take centre stage within businesses, one area that may be

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