Disruptive technology will revolutionise how cleaning is performed

WFBSC’s first CEO Forum takes place in Rome New technology will prove a disruptive force in our cleaning industry’s future while the greatest opportunities for service providers are in developing countries, not in mature markets. They were just a couple of key themes revealed at the World Federation of Building Service Contractors’ (WFBSC) first CEO […]

Cleaning is the first defence against disease, emphasises WFBSC public health statement

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) has responded to UK Chief Medical Officer’s request to add the threat of infections resistant to antibiotics to the UK risk register of civil emergencies. Agreeing that the shortage of antibiotics could pose a serious threat to public safety, executive vice-president Andrew Large said: “The UK Chief […]

Andrew Large announces departure from world and UK cleaning industry

Copy courtesy of www.thecleanzine.com It has been announced that Andrew Large will be leaving the cleaning industry by this (European) summer to take up a new role heading up the British Poultry Council. This means that the UK’s Cleaning & Support Services Association is looking for a new chief executive, whose role will also involve […]

WFBSC’s Worldwide Cleaning Report can add value to contractor’s business

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) has published what is said to be the first comprehensive Worldwide Cleaning Report. ‘Covering 38 countries, this survey gives an overview of the size and importance of the cleaning market in those countries and the key issues for the sector,’ stated the Federation. “The publication of this […]

Marsden Building Maintenance takes top honour for innovative composting program

Diversey awarded Marsden Building Maintenance its Sustainability Innovation Award at the 19th Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) in Curitiba, Brazil.  Diversey recognised the Minneapolis-based building service contractor (BSC) for its innovative composting program. OCS Group and Verzani & Sandrini were also named finalists. Diversey developed the Sustainability Innovation Award to […]

WFBSC to recognise firms’ industry commitment and service

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors Congress 2012 will grant ‘Merit for Service’ and ‘Industry Benefactor’ awards that will recognise building service contractors firms and executives’ industry commitment and service. The ‘Merit for Service’ award, created by the Federação Nacional das Empresas de Serviços e Limpeza Ambiental (FEBRAC), can be applied for at www.wfbsc2012.com […]

WFBSC Congress’s sustainable destination also delivers green tourist attractions

19th World Federation of Building Service Contractors’ Congress, 11 to 14 October 2012, Curitiba, Brazil The Brazilian city of Curitiba has become a good choice in the international business and conference market due to its excellent infrastructure and logistics; green metropolis; and rich cultural traditions. The WFBSC Congress will be held simultaneously with the 22nd […]

WFBSC 2012 Congress on track to register 1000-plus BSC execs

With six months to go until the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) Congress 2012 opens, the event already has some 700 registrations with the 1000-plus target well in sight. To be held 10 to 14 October in Curitiba, Brazil, the Congress has delegate registrations from 13 countries including the United States, China, Japan, […]

WFBSC 2012 presentation content strongly focused on BSC issues

One the most important international building service contractor events, the 19th World Federation of Building Service Contractor (WFBSC) International Congress will deliver a programme strongly focused on international and local BSC issues. The Congress will be held in Brazil’s ‘sustainable’ city of Curitiba from 10 to 14 October 2012 and it is expected to attract […]

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. Many building service contractors share […]

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 president said: “The WFBSC is […]

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