Do Better Bathrooms Boost Productivity?

Most of the office design trends that get attention are, well … trendy. Open offices. “Desktopian” visions of height-variable workstations, treadmill desks, or no desks at all. Dedicated collaboration spaces and structures. And supposedly more natural approaches like “biophilic” design. Many, if not most, of these office trends of late tilt toward attracting and retaining […]

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The ROI of Having an Effective Hand Hygiene Program at Work

We’ve all seen the signs in restaurants: “Employees must wash their hands before returning to work.” But what about other environments — especially offices and other workplaces, where most of us spend more of our waking hours than anywhere else? After all, offices, from desktops to doorknobs, are rife with the germs that make employees […]

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How to Keep Tenants Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

This month we celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15th, a day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing. It gives us the chance to reinforce the fact that proper handwashing is one of the single-most important methods to prevent the spread of germs and avoid getting sick. While regular and […]

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Essity and the United Nations Sustainable

The UN’s sustainable development goals drive focus and purpose

On September 25th 2015, 193 countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. For the goals to be achieved, everyone from government, the private sector, and civil society need to do their part. Global macro-trends, […]

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Trends in office space – Using less to create more

The old adage, “Location is everything” always holds true, no matter how the economy shifts, changes, grows or even contracts. And if you think of location as a combination of physical space, design, amenities and hygiene, it gets even more interesting. Where a company is, in terms of their lifecycle, has a huge impact on […]

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Retail estate trends and changes to look for

Retail market space is starting to find new footing in a landscape that’s quickly changing and shifting according to the dictates of online shopping. Some categories are finding firmer, higher ground, while others are slowly but surely getting pushed aside altogether. The Washington D.C.-based National Retail Federation tells us retail sales grew 4% in November […]

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Hygiene Matters on World Health Day and beyond

Each April, World Health Day celebrates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and renews the call to action for governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to raise public health standards around the world. It is also a chance to focus on and elevate the most pressing health issues facing global citizens, […]

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The Dirt on Starting a Composting Program at your Facility

Starting a composting program at your facility can save money, decrease your environmental footprint, improve employee job satisfaction and fulfill customer demands for sustainable business practices. The EPA states that almost 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. According to, each year, 52.4 million tons of […]

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Creating the Offices of Tomorrow, Today

From traditional office spaces to the modern, open-office concept, workplaces are constantly undergoing change. Not only are working environments shifting, the way people work is also evolving, making it imperative that the janitorial and sanitation industry stay ahead of the curve in an effort to meet the evolved demands of building occupants. That is why […]

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