Industry - related Publications and Reports

We are building up a library of industry related publications and reports for the benefit to our Members.  If you know of a report that you think would be of interest to our Members, please contact us and we will add details to this page.

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30 June 2017

Communication from the European Commission - Safer and Healthier Work for All - Modernisation of the EU OSH Legislation and Policy (COM(2017) 12)

25 years of experience in OSH policy at EU level allow us to draw lessons for the future. Modern OSH policy must consist of clear, up-to-date rules at EU and national level which are effectively applied on the ground. The Commission wants to step up cooperation with Member States and stakeholders to create healthy and safe workplaces for all.

June 2017 

Selecting Best Value - A Guide for Private and Public Organisations Awarding Contracts for Cleaning Services

The guide is developed by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa with the financial support of the European Commission and aims to assist buyers in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality services.

9 March 2017

Cleaning Matters survey shows impact of Brexit on cleaning industry

82% of cleaning professionals think the UK post-Brexit should be able to easily hire EU nationals to work in the cleaning industry, a Cleaning Matters survey has revealed.  However, only one third (37%) thought it was very likely or likely to happen.

2 March 2017
The cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council. The report compiled for the BCC by market research company Firedog Research, shows that in addition to being a huge net contributor to the UK economy, the cleaning industry is also one of its biggest employers, with over 700,000 people.

February 2017 


Cities need to work together. Universities play an important role in their local area, but they can also be the glue that brings cities together and they can help to introduce a new era of partnerships.

07 March 2016

Research report 96 - Coming clean: contractual and procurement practices

This EHRC report presents the results of outsourced cleaning services case studies and some key implications for improving policy and practice.

7 March 2016

Research report 95 - Coming clean: the experience of cleaning operatives

This EHRC report details findings from qualitative research on the non-domestic cleaning industry.

30 September 2015

This EHCR report covers the issues involved in responsible procurement of cleaning services

1 August 2014

The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practices in the Cleaning Sector

This EHRC is a findings report on employment practices in the cleaning sector and contains recommendations for the key bodies in the sector.

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