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Diversey invites Sustainability Innovation Award entries

Diversey invites Sustainability Innovation Award entries

One of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) Congress 2012’s major sponsors, Diversey, is inviting all building service contractor firms to enter the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award. The WFBSC Congress 2012 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from 10 to 14 October. ‘Diversey is committed to sustainable innovation….

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WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

Last week the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) secured observer status at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe GHS subcommittee in Geneva. This subcommittee is responsible for global policy on the regulation of chemical products including cleaning chemicals. Speaking after the meeting Andrew Large, WFBSC executive vice…

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‘Targeting’ times for online job boards

‘Targeting’ times for online job boards

While free job ads have undoubted appeal, the enduring success of a jobs website lies in how well it can target, and then actually reach, all of the potential job market.  And that  includes those hard to reach people who didn’t even know they wanted to move! When it comes…

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UGL fuels property services business with DTZ acquisition

UGL fuels property services business with DTZ acquisition

Through its acquisition of DTZ Holdings plc, UGL’s property services business will be transformed into one of the world’s largest, integrated end-to-end providers of property services, operating across all key geographic regions. UGL Limited has just announced it has acquired all of the trading operations of global real estate services…

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Karcher clarifies TSS

Karcher says Tennant has withdrawn ‘wrongly translated Press release’

According to an Alfred Karcher GmbH blog statement on 29 November 2011, ‘Tennant has withdrawn in Germany a wrongly translated Press release in which it claimed incorrectly that an agency responsible for dealing with anti-competitive advertising in the UK – Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service – considered scientific proof…

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CCWA

CCWA Supplier Showcase comes with educational workshops

The Cleaning Council WA Supplier Showcase will be held on Tuesday 13th March 2012 at the Saint Hotel Innaloo. This is Western Australia’s only trade show for the cleaning industry. The showcase will feature displays from more than 20 suppliers as well as key government bodies including the Fair Work…

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Spotless is ‘engaging’ with PEP’s increased offer

Spotless is ‘engaging’ with PEP’s increased offer

Following discussions between Spotless and PEP, Spotless announced that on 30 November 2011, it received a revised proposal from PEP at an indicative price of up to $2.68 per share. PEP’s revised proposal reflects the same terms as PEP’s initial proposal except that: – an indicative price of up to…

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Hako

Growth prompts Hako’s move to larger facility

After 15 years at Rydalmere (Sydney), Hako Australia will be moving to a new and much larger 2,700 square metre facility in nearby Silverwater. “We have experienced substantial growth in recent years and this move is a key milestone for Hako Australia,” stated managing director Frank Cupido. “It is our…

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Recycled gum offers disposal alternative

GUMDROP Ltd is the first chewing gum recycling company in the world. Founded by Anna Bullus in 2009, it’s not only focused on the collection and recycling of chewing gum, but also about campaigning and educating the public about the benefits of disposing gum appropriately so that it doesn’t harm…

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Hygiene measures to make a difference

The annual Hygiene Matters report conducted by SCA, manufacturer of Tork, aims to raise awareness of the connection between  hygiene, health and wellbeing among decision makers, experts and the general public around the world. In 2011 the report’s focus is on women and hygiene, and how it is managed outside…

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