High-fives, hearts and cake

11th of April 2024
High-fives, hearts and cake

The first Cleaners’ Day in Denmark went well with the sector, says Lotte Printz. Media still reluctant.

Imagine entering an empty office every night when everyone else has gone home, working on your own without the support of colleagues and without any recognition for your job whatsoever…

That’s what everyday life for many

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How to make sense of ESG goals?

8th of April 2024
How to make sense of ESG goals?

How can the cleaning sector unravel the ESG goals set by the UN? Lynn Webster takes a closer look.

The New Year started with impacts from COP26 for many organisations. Topics covering youth and public empowerment; nature and land use; transport the built environment; energy, science and innovation.

Unravelling of ESG goals for any cleaning

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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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Skills make for a sustainable future

5th of January 2024
Skills make for a sustainable future

In the UK, Lynn Webster reports from an event focusing on business responsibilities in key areas.

With so much media traffic and business responsibilities around the economy, climate change and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) specifically, these were the theme of the recent Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) autumn

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General mood less positive

4th of January 2024
General mood less positive

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

Hot off the press, the Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) presented the results of its current autumn business survey in October, showing the overall mood in the sector along with market forecasts and sales expectations. This survey

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Being equipped for the green transition

3rd of January 2024
Being 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

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