Cleaning sector’s climate strategy in Italy

18th of June 2024
Cleaning sector’s climate strategy in Italy

Italy correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on a conference discussing environmental strategies.

Environmental protection is a topic that is becoming increasingly crucial in the management of the economy. In March, the industrial cleaning sector dedicated two days of the H3i HI&I Cleaning Forum event to sustainability, ecodesign, certifications

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Services price index well received in France

14th of June 2024
Services price index well received in France

From France Christian Bouzols reports on the recently-introduced cleaning services price index.

An ‘Index Propreté’ (cleaning services price index) has been officially instituted in France in October 2023. It is now published every quarter. According to the feedback received so far, it has been well received not only by

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Quality deserves more than a score

11th of June 2024
Quality deserves more than a score

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands explains how the organisation assesses cleaning quality.

At VSR, we do not assess cleaning quality by means of a score, but with the Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL), part of our proven VSR-KMS system. For the quality of cleaning delivered, an unambiguous score is simply inadequate. You can’t just lump

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Green is the new black

4th of June 2024
Green is the new black

The cleaning industry gathers at a seminar with a ‘green’ focus. Lotte Printz in Denmark reports from the event.

As the conference auditorium is filling up this early spring Friday, there are various reliable indicators that this is a ‘green’ event. Some seminar goers are flashing shirts and bags made from recycled tea

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UK industry tackles modern slavery

3rd of June 2024
UK industry tackles modern slavery

From the UK, Lynn Webster tell us about a renewed focus on the impact and evidence of modern slavery.

There has been a recharged focus of the impact and evidence of modern slavery coming through the cleaning industry. It is driven through the launch of industry led initiatives; as headlined at a recent trade show and the publication of studies of

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A.I.S.E. appoints Alexis Van Maercke as director general

31st of May 2024
A.I.S.E. appoints Alexis Van Maercke as director general

A.I.S.E. has been the voice of the European detergents and maintenance products industry since 1952. Alexis Van Maercke became director general in January 2024. The association’s senior communications manager Aisling O’Kane spoke to him about his plans for the organisation in the coming years and writes this exclusive piece for

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