Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 3rd March 2022 Issue no. 1006
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Welcome to the Cleanzine
I struggled with last week’s Leader, having had most of it in place before learning that readers, industry colleagues, friends and folk I’ll never get to meet, thousands of miles from where I sat, safely in my home office, were caught up in battles in which they had no hand and even less choice. I didn’t know whether to run with what I was writing or start over… Back then I had no idea how bad things were going to get but I can imagine that you, just like John and I, have spent much of the past week thinking of all those caught up in the horrors of war in Eastern Europe. Our hearts go out to everyone involved.
One of the things I’ve enjoyed so much over my 30 years in this industry is the interaction I’ve had with others whom I’d never have had the chance to meet or chat to, had it not been for our collective need to keep our environment - both indoors and out, clean, safe, hygienic and pleasant to be in. The press releases, sent from all over, have sometimes been a bit of a challenge to work with but so often, too, I’ve been inspired that the standard of English and presentation has far exceeded that of my fellow countrymen (along with own!). The many international exhibitions, although hard work physically and mentally, have provided me with an insight into the issues faced in different environments and these have sparked some lively discussions and, in many cases, helped solve problems. I’ve made some real friends. Together, we’ve raised cleaning & hygiene standards, the world over.
As an industry, we’ve moved forward in leaps and bounds; the technology and skills we employ are nothing like those of 30 years ago. We’ve adapted to change, to the science and to the needs of both our local environments and the planet itself.
Like you, I’m sure, I’m wishing our leaders could be even a little bit as clever…
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This Week's News
Sitemark benchmarking helps users deliver superb services
2022 finds us transitioning into uncharted territory, 'the new normal' presenting businesses with a myriad of unseasoned hurdles. The situation caused by the impact of 'post-Brexit / post-Covid-19' has propelled management teams towards an overhaul of working practices. In addition to an unprecedented labour exodus, many cleaning service providers are struggling to deliver the service levels demanded of them.
In 2005, the cleaning industry saw the emergence of i-Clean Systems consultancy services. Over the years, the company has diversified into independent benchmarking of all aspects of facilities management service delivery and, to date, almost 700 organisations have benefited from Sitemark's ongoing, collaborative and unbiased expertise.
New study shows sustainability boosts bottom line
NTT, a global technology company, has just published the results of a corporate sustainability survey. The report, 'Innovating for a Sustainable Future', found that 44% of those companies surveyed enjoyed improved profitability due to the sustainability programs they have initiated.
The study's participants included corporate executives from more than 500 companies. It was conducted from September 2021 to October 2021.
Why attend the 2022 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Services Awards?
The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards bring together the whole industry - here are five reasons why you should not miss it.
Since it began in 1991, the Awards event has become the must-attend event in the cleaning and FM industry calendar. Clients, contractors and service companies join to celebrate the amazing role the industry continues to play in uncertain times.
Two new top appointments at ISS
ISS has announced two important new appointments:
Lars Petersson’s nomination as a new member of the Board of Directors for election at April’s Annual General Meeting, and the appointment of Sam Hockman as CEO, global key accounts and member of the Executive Group Management as of June 2022.
Greyland will be on Maximum Eco again in Manchester
Greyland returns to Manchester this April and will be presenting their hugely successful Maximum Eco environmental cleaning chemical range.
Containing both mainly neutral Ph water based rapidly bio-degradable chemicals and also a probiotic enzyme range, which use a sustainable source of UK cultivated enzymes which have a minimal environmental footprint.
Airdri takes strides into Europe with appointment of new head of UK and European sales
Oxford-based hand dryer manufacturer Airdri has appointed Jethro Lee as its new head of UK & European sales.
Lee joins the company from appliance manufacturing giant Electrolux Professional and has previously worked for Dyson. He has been brought on board to grow Airdri's business in the European export market as well as to increase sales of the company's expanding product range in the UK.
Drop in mask mandates increases need for air-purifying systems
As mask mandates are dropped, some organisations are concerned that government officials are moving too fast. To address this and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, these organisations are selecting advanced, disinfecting air-purifying systems for their facilities.
Traditional air-purifying systems have internal fans that pull air through filters. The filters remove dust, soils, and contaminants from the air and circulate cleaner air back into the room.
WCEC first livery company to be accredited as Living Wage employer
As of 1st February 2022, the WCEC is an accredited Living Wage Employer. It is the first and only City of London Livery company to achieve this status.
The WCEC says it is proud to show solidarity with its exceptional colleagues who excelled themselves during the pandemic. Throughout, the cleaning industry was up-front and present, working steadfastly to keep our built environment clean and hygienic, including, most vitally, hospitals. The role of the cleaning industry is often undervalued, but its contribution was highlighted during our country's greatest crisis since the war.
Long established Cleenol launches new Easidose range of cleaning products
Cleenol, a long established innovator, manufacturer and supplier of quality cleaning and hygiene products, has announced it is rebranding its popular Evolution 1000 range as Easidose.
The independent family owned and run company - which celebrates its 75th anniversary next year - boasts a product range that covers every aspect of cleaning, hygiene, floorcare and maintenance.
ISSA Pulire Network raises brand awareness at Promote Exhibition in Cameroon
ISSA EMEA participated in the Salone Promote trade show, which took place between last week in Younde, Cameroon, to raise awareness of ISSA-branded professional training programs aimed at operators and managers in the professional cleaning and facilities management sector.
The Cameroonian Show represents an important meeting point to promote the show ISSA Pulire Clean Africa, which will be held on November 16th - 18th in neighbouring Nigeria, at Lagos.
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