Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 10th June 2021 Issue no. 972
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IICRC opens nominations for Hall of Fame Awards
Sebastian Volders joins ISS as Global Head of Growth in the Life Sciences and Manufacturing Segment
Partnership enables facilities to safely reopen with help of innovative air testing technology
Post Covid-19 crisis can lead to a new period of rapid growth and prosperity
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First Immune - resilient office building in the world unveiled
Building H3 in the West Gate Business District, fully occupied by Ericsson, earned the Immune - Resilient label, becoming the world's first building to achieve the highest certification level of the Immune Building Standard.
The Immune Building Standard, through the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) in Brussels, is an evidence based, third-party certified rating for the built environment, focusing on providing building operators with the tools and strategy to monitor, communicate and adjust the health of the indoor physical space, with an efficient response protocol in case of viral, bacteriological, or toxicological events.
Partnership cleans and disinfects Diamond Princess cruise ship following severe Covid-19 outbreak in 2020
DuPont Personal Protection, RecoveryPro and Belfor Group teamed up to conduct a deep cleaning aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship following an outbreak of Covid-19 among its passengers and crew in February 2020.
The collaboration among the companies, along with protocol guidance established by global health & safety organisations, resulted in an effective clean and disinfect solution enabling the ship to be deemed safe to sail.
NextFMRobotics signs strategic partnership with SoftBank Robotics EMEA
SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with NextFMRobotics, a sister company of Kenter gmbh, the renowned provider of cleaning solutions, equipment and products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Under the agreement, Kenter will now offer the Whiz industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper through its new NextFMRobotics brand, to its facility management and cleaning contractor clients.
Cintas Canada unveils five finalists in 2021 ‘Canada's Best Restroom’ contest
Cintas Canada is inviting the public to vote for the five finalists in the 2021 Canada's Best Restroom contest.
The polls are open now through July 9th and the facility that receives the most votes will win $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.
Cleaning without compromise: Bio-D launches new range of scents for Summer
Green cleaning company Bio-D is continuing its growth within the ethical cleaning market by adding new scents to its sanitising hand wash range.
Both the new plum & mulberry scented hand wash and the geranium & grapefruit hand wash have been created following feedback from Bio-D's market research that showed customers wanted to see more zesty and fruity fragrances. The full range, including the lime and aloe vera and the fragrance-free versions, have also benefitted from a reformulation.
Delta-Q Technologies launches first three-in-one charging solution with the XV3300 battery charging system
Vancouver, Canada-based Delta-Q Technologies has introduced a new line of battery charging solutions with the launch of the XV3300. Its design combines a high-performance 3.3KW charger, a 500W DC-DC converter, and an EV charging station interface in a highly compact package.
"The launch represents a significant product development milestone for Delta-Q," notes Steve Blaine, Co-CEO and executive VP of engineering & quality with Delta-Q.
Cleanology's fair pay campaign pays off
Cleanology's long-term commitment to fair pay in the cleaning industry has resulted in a win at the Living Wage Champion Awards.
CEO Dominic Ponniah celebrated the win with staff, saying: "Of all the awards Cleanology has won in recent years, this has the most significance. It means so much to our team, which campaigns tirelessly to make Cleanology a Living Wage company. In an industry known for low pay and fast turnover of staff, we are committed to changing the landscape, and we are unbelievably proud to receive recognition for our work."
Business cleans up with major growth in sweet 16th year
A prominent North Wales business has broken the mould with a refreshing approach to the cleaning industry.
Face-to-face training is returning to Prochem Europe's Training Academy
Prochem Europe is to reinstate its face-to-face training sessions at its Chessington, Surrey, Training Academy.
New 'super' tax relief being missed by many warns phs Wastekit
Businesses in are being urged not to miss out on a new temporary tax relief initiative by the UK Government, which allows them to claim back 130% of the cost of waste equipment such as balers and compactors.
The new capital allowance for new plant equipment and machinery runs from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2023 offering the 'super deduction', compared to the usual 18%, to businesses paying corporation tax. The initiative aims to encourage UK businesses to invest in equipment that improves production and waste management, as well as reducing costs and their impact on the environment.
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