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This highly-regarded list identifies Europe's fastest growing companies with the strongest organic and sustainable turnover growth.
McCune Wright Arevalo filed a class action lawsuit against Ecolab on 20th February in the US District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of three plaintiffs, alleging they sustained personal injuries through use of its defective and unreasonably dangerous products - OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner and the OxyCide Dilution Management System.
The project, which will last until August 2021 and is likely to have strong implications for EFCI members, is the first EU-funded project to be fully led and coordinated by EFCI.
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BREAKING: The Manchester Cleaning Show will not go ahead this month. Stand by for new dates and information as we get it. NEW DATES: 15th-16th September 2020.
Clean Buildings Expo, Baltimore, USA, postponed.
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Canadian Sustainability Conference and Expo due to be held 7-8th April in Toronto, has been cancelled.
Here's an interesting thought... supply chains.
I don't know how it's been where you live, but in several countries, we've seen the impact the human factor can have on what had previously functioned as a perfectly decent supply chain. There hasn't been a sudden population increase yet supermarket shelves have been stripped bare in many cases, by people panic buying in the fear that Coronavirus containment measures will soon have us in lockdown and we won't be physically able to go out and buy what we need. Spanner in the works doesn't begin to describe it, does it?
The virus has presented our industry with opportunities but with these have come challenges. There's a far greater demand for more frequent and more thorough cleaning. To meet that demand, companies require more cleaners and these cleaners should really be trained before they even start the job (as opposed to being trained by colleagues on the job) as otherwise the outcome could be catastrophic. So, more trainers too. In recent weeks I've seen cleaning companies large and small and in many parts of the world, trying to recruit staff to cover the workload. Whether there's been sufficient response is anyone's guess. Will we see cleaners' wages rise as firms try and tempt people away from a rival, I wonder - and will contractors be able to negotiate better deals as their clients finally realise how crucial a good clean actually is?
And what about cleaning disposables... the extra chemicals needed because a more thorough job is demanded (I've seen calls for stronger chemicals, rather than the 'greener' versions, too). Are these readily available and will the manufacturers be able to supply if huge numbers of their workforce, and/or delivery drivers, go off sick? It's not just chemicals, either. Greater numbers of cloths and mops and the like will be required too, as the need to avoid cross-contamination becomes ever greater.
I don't know how widespread this is, but I've read reports of hand gels and toilet tissue being stolen from hospitals and other public facilities. How are we going to keep replacing these and who's going to pay for them?
And what will happen when cleaners find themselves having to 'self-isolate', or are unable to get to work because there's no transport, since those who provide it are also unwell or are having to self-isolate? Who's then going to do the cleaning (if of course, there's anything to clean with)?
Supply chains... Intact or in trouble?
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FROM THE ORGANISERS... "In view of the recent developments as a result of the global spread of COVID-19 and, after consulting its exhibition committee, key stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors of the cleaning & hygiene industry, Interclean Amsterdam will be rescheduled. The new dates will be confirmed by 20th March.
The rapid spread of the Corona virus around the world has led to increased travel restrictions from authorities. These restrictions, as well as those imposed within companies, will result in materially reduced attendance of the show. To maintain the international reach and quality of the event, a new date will be set.
This decision has been made in the light of the ongoing consultation with exhibitors and other stakeholders in regard to the previously announced date and allows all of the events to better fulfil their obligation to deliver the best possible platform for both exhibitors and visitors to do business.
"Until the formation of the DCA, the domestic cleaning industry had no regulation and no central voice," explains Chris. "I've been the owner of a cleaning business for almost 25 years and the owner of the Poppies cleaning franchise since 2018. I can vouch for the fact that, individually, there are a lot of business owners out there trying to do the right thing. But it's only by joining forces and uniting under one banner that we can truly create a change. When the opportunity arose to join the DCA in this capacity, I jumped at the chance."
It features some interesting statistics and if you've never seen a stack of mother reels from which toilet tissue is made, it's certainly worth a watch at:
The Love Recycling research initiative is bringing together professionals involved in recycling, waste management, cleaning and sustainability initiatives – including facility managers, procurement officers and C-Suite executives.
The research will deliver an accurate picture of commercial recycling as it stands today – along with information on how successful initiatives can be implemented. Focused on companies working in Foodservice & Hospitality, Travel & Entertainment, Property Management, Institutional and Manufacturing, the research will offer unique insights into these sectors.
The elite of the cleaning and FM industry were recognised last week at the 2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards for their outstanding excellence and commitment to deliver performances that continually raise standards.
Created nearly 30 years ago, the biennial Golden Service Awards (@GoldenServAward) is today one of the most prestigious events and sought-after accolades in the facilities management and cleaning industry. The event provides the opportunity for FM companies, contract cleaners and in-house cleaning teams to showcase excellence and set the benchmark for exceptional standards.
In what may be seen as a game-changing move, leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has followed on rapidly from major product and production developments already this year, including a significant increase in the amount of UK recycled polymer used in its bottles, and has now placed itself firmly in the forefront of environmental concerns with the launch of its Maximum Eco range.
An independent institute has confirmed the efficacy of Meiko cleaning and disinfection technology, which means it is possible to safely clean and disinfect almost all hospital utensils that could be contaminated - even for faecal-oral transmission.
David Fisman, epidemiologist at the University of Toronto has warned that the potential for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to spread via faeces presents novel challenges to hospitals in particular.
During the well-known TV show UnoMattina, journalists from the main national broadcaster spoke about Idrobase and the fight against the spread of Coronavirus and other pathogens.
As you may already know, Micro Clean is a versatile biological stain and odour digester. However, Micro Clean is also an incredible solution for flood damaged properties. We have heard that a lot of properties have needed stripping down and replastering once they have been dried out…
Micro Clean helps to reduce the soiling caused by flood damage and reduces the need for replastering.
It eliminates the need for multiple floor cleaners and is ideal for use on a wide range of flooring types such as vinyl composite, vinyl asphalt, vinyl asbestos, 100% sheet vinyl, terrazzo, rubber, linoleum, marble granite, concrete and sealed wood floors.
The SteemPro Powermax SX2100 has been updated with a 170psi induction pump replacing its former 150psi while the diaphragm pump fitted to the SX2700 model has also been improved from 220psi to 250psi output.
In yesterday’s Budget, the Government confirmed that the Low Pay Commission would be asked to make recommendations on the National Living Wage with a view to reaching a level of two-thirds of median earnings by 2024, if economic conditions allow.
Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement, Bryan Sanderson, chair of the LPC, said:
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"Wash hands frequently"… "Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues"… "Throw away used tissues (then wash hands)” and "If you don't have a tissue, use your sleeve")…
Apparently, these measures to help prevent someone from catching and spreading the Coronavirus cannot really apply when using public transport in the UK. Just take my daily commute into London for example...
I board the train, sometimes having to use a touchscreen ticket machine first, press buttons to open train doors and sometimes have to hold onto something on the train when there are no seats. Either way, I usually pass the time by reading the news; meaning touching my phone again and again.
Hospitality Expo is aimed at procurement managers, general managers and housekeepers from hotels across the country and is free. It will take place at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, on 26th and 27th April 2020.
There are currently 5.4 million people in the UK suffering from asthma, a condition that causes a sufferer's airways to become irritated and constricted, making it harder to breathe. It is now more important than ever to understand how your job role or working conditions can affect your health.
High quality washrooms that meet the needs of customers, visitors and staff must not just satisfy users’ basic needs but also be very clean, hygienic and meet the needs of the various types of users expected - males, females, babies and children, as well as those that need special accessible facilities.[
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