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A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.
"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
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The indoor cleaning system Unger Stingray has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award. The expert jury selected the innovative product as the winner in the 'Product Design' category from more than 5,500 entrants.
"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.
The 36 leading innovating companies in the low-carbon tech sector selected as the finalists for Cleantech Innovate 2017, the showcase for the commercial low-carbon stars of the future, were announced yesterday - and intelligent warm air hand dryer manufacturer Savortex as well as a number of recycling and waste-to-energy innovators are amongst them.
Cleantech Innovate showcases the very best in clean, green, low-carbon technology and will take place at the Royal Institution in London's Mayfair next week, on 27th April.
Levels of job satisfaction vary significantly across Europe, with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research by ADP. The new study of nearly 10,000 European working adults explores how employees across Europe feel about the future of work.
According to the research, Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees are the most satisfied, whilst the UK comes joint fifth. In the UK, satisfaction levels also differ greatly across regions; three quarters of those based in the East are satisfied (75%), whilst only 59% of employees in Northern Ireland are satisfied.
The inaugural World of Facilities exhibition and conference, which organiser UBM India is planning to turn into India's premier trade event for the facilities management product & service industry, took place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from 24th - 26th April 2017.
Through World of Facilities, UBM India will provide a trade platform for the facilities management supplier industry to showcase their innovative products & services, network, and connect with key decision-makers from every level of a wide range of sectors.
The relationship allows customers to benefit from AQS's unrivalled suction and jetting technology and expertise, combined with UK-based Panton McLeod's industry-leading chemical cleaning and clean water maintenance systems.
Towards the end of last year, The Restroom Association (Singapore) unveiled plans for SaniGives, a new initiative designed to recognise cleaning attendants. RAS asked its existing partners - Adkel Solutions, Adsec Global, and Viso - to support SaniGives by raising donations.
The donations will be used to organise tribute meals and present grocery vouchers to cleaning attendants during 'appreciation activities'. Members of the public who donate to RAS online via www.giving.sg will benefit from discounts of up to $60 when they purchase products directly from the three partners.
In honour of Earth Day, Afflink, a global expert in supply chain management and developer of the free Elevate process, is offering the following suggestions on how distributors and suppliers can become more environmentally responsible.
Most of these suggestions involve the transport and packaging of products. According to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing for Afflink: "This is usually where distributors can make their most significant contribution in reducing the industry's environmental footprint. With this in mind, he suggests the following:
Citron Hygiene, (formerly Cannon Hygiene Canada) renowned for its commercial washroom and foodservice hygiene products and services and pest control solutions, as well as a broad range of chemical and other facility-based products and services announced yesterday that it has acquired Alpine Jan-San, effective March 21st, 2017.
Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.
ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental challenges of the future. It provides a framework for the development of an Environmental Management System, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and providing a systematic approach to continually improving environmental performance.
On 27th April, at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' annual ceremony at St Olave's Church in the City of London, John (Jack) Broadley will be installed as the new Master - a position he previously held in 2003/04.
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies, which started in the 12th century.
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The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, while the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has also presided as president of the WFBSC since April of last year.
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We were not disappointed.
The show certainly seemed busy and the organisers tell us that some 10% of the visitors came from overseas - 9% more than last time. But the visitors weren't just there to look at what was on show... orders were placed with a number of companies exhibiting.
Window cleaner Robert Baker, from Walsall, was presented with the UK's Window Cleaner of the Year Award for his 51-year commitment to the industry and for overcoming many challenges to continue doing the job he loves, while Art Cleaning achieved the second position as a runner-up in the Window Cleaning Company of the Year category.
Events & Exhibitions
The Manchester Cleaning Show
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
Budapest Cleaning Show
Loo of the Year Awards