Diversey Returns To Cleaning Show

Diversey returns to the Cleaning Show (Stand C37) for the first time in over a decade to discuss with customers how its innovations and full solutions capabilities offer cleaning teams new ways of working that are more effective, affordable and sustainable.

Internet of Clean: our innovative platform offers new ways to support interactive remote monitoring of laundry equipment, floor care machines and dishwashers. It also enables expert advice to be provided direct to end users on a range of devices to enhance their understanding and productivity, with new improved analytics. Remote guidance feature offers an innovative way to manage breakdowns and issues quickly, remotely and with minimum fuss.

Healthcare Infection Prevention: recent innovations include additions to the Oxivir range of broad-spectrum disinfectants, cleaner-disinfectants and related products for superior, simpler and faster surface disinfection. These are tested to relevant EN standards and effective against bacteria, viruses and yeasts in demanding environments such as hospitals and care homes. Diversey has recently introduced fast and powerful UV-C capabilities into its infection prevention portfolio. New Moonbeam3TM Disinfection Technology© for rooms and equipment provides adjunct disinfection against a wide range of pathogens on frequently-touched, hard-to-clean surfaces which complements and enhances existing cleaning and hygiene processes.

TASKI Machine Innovations: update to Diversey’s next-generation, hands-free TASKI SWINGOBOT 2000 robotic scrubber drier, which works on its own to enhance floor cleaning productivity and frees operatives to focus on additional value-added and profit-generating tasks. The company’s latest TASKI aero tub and backpack vacuum cleaners are among the quietest and most energy-efficient commercial machines on the market.

TASKI Tool Innovations: new enclosed trolley and tools including the innovative diamond-impregnated Twister by Diversey pads.

As part of our commitment to the event we are supporting the Cleaning Show’s VIP lounge.

We also plan to host our own special event during the exhibition to promote opportunities for networking between customers, industry experts and thought leaders.

Vote Now for Diversey’s Innovations

Five of our innovations have been shortlisted for this year’s “Tomorrow’s Awards” and we need your help to ensure they win. It’s now time to vote for them but you must do this before 15 March.

You can place your vote at the links below using your phone, tablet or desktop PC. Please forward this email to colleagues, customers and friends – they can all vote too!


Tomorrow’s Cleaning – TASKI Aero: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TCAwards19


Tomorrow’s Contract Floors – TASKI Aero BP: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TCFawards2019


Tomorrow’s FM – Twister by Diversey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TFMawards2019


Tomorrow’s Health & Safety – TASKI Leak Lizard: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/THSawards2019


Tomorrow’s Care – Moonbeam3TM Disinfection Technology©: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3P7C6NY


These awards are great for promoting our business and raising awareness of our innovations. We’ve been really successful in the past and we can win again this year with your help.

Don’t forget to vote and forward a link to this page (or the individual voting links) to colleagues, customers and friends. Remember, you can use your phone, tablet and PC to vote but you must do so by Friday 15 March.

Making Cleaning More Sustainable

The cleaning industry has been through significant changes since we last attended The Cleaning Show, not least the accelerating trend towards sustainability. Our promotion of sustainable cleaning and environmental awareness goes back even further. And although it’s been given many names since 1923 (when our business was founded), sustainability has always been at our core. Our track record is demonstrated through leadership with the Carbon Disclosure Project, assistance with the Alliance for Water Stewardship and the Asean Corporate Sustainability Award, among many other achievements.


Our aim is to help create a healthier and safer world for everyone. We published our latest Annual Sustainability Report at the end of 2018.

At the same time, we announced a new “Facilitators for Life” strategy and goals. This new approach will help ensure we address key environmental, social and technological opportunities, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, engaging in ethical business practices and decreasing our packaging footprint by 2025.

Achieving sustainable cleaning also underpins our product offerings. These should all help customers to save water, conserve energy, prevent waste, and increase safety. Our building care ranges, for example, are available as ultra-concentrates for use with dosing and dilution control platforms that enable safe, simple and consistent high-performance cleaning while minimising wastage, packaging and chemical miles. Our TASKI floorcare machines – scrubber driers, rotary disc machines and vacuum cleaners – offer class-leading performance in terms of lower energy, water and product consumption. Innovations such as the 100% plant-based SURE range provide our customers with further choices to demonstrate the highest levels of environmental responsibility.

In addition to greater awareness of sustainability issues across the board, few could have imagined a decade ago how technology-driven innovations would affect the industry and the daily lives of those working in it. As a global leader we have been at the forefront of this trend with innovations including its advanced TASKI swingobot robotic floorcare range and Internet of Clean services such as SmartView task auditing and IntelliTrail machine management. These utilise advanced technologies in new ways to support the aims and objectives of cleaning teams to collaborate and work smarter, more productively and more sustainably while reducing costs, improving outcomes and protecting brands.

We have a unique ability to support cleaning teams with a complete set of products, tools, machines and services for every aspect of their cleaning operation. This means we can work with customers to devise, configure and implement a fully-integrated solution that is fine-tuned to their business and operational requirements and delivers enhanced performance and value. The concept of a total solution from a single vendor is not new but it does require that suppliers adapt to meet the business and regulatory pressures and take advantage of new technologies. As a leading innovator across the industry, we introduce new products to maintain our full-service capabilities. In the past year alone we have added, among others, the Twister by Diversey diamond-based scrubber drier pads and the Moonbeam3TM Disinfection Technology© UV-light disinfection system to our comprehensive portfolio.

Something that was revolutionary just a few years ago can quickly become commonplace. In the past, this was true of ultra-microfibre and ultra-concentrates but today these are widely used by cleaning teams as a matter of course. Soon, innovations such as robotic cleaning, the Internet of Clean and UV-light disinfection will also become routine. You can see many of our latest innovations and learn more about how we can help you meet your sustainability objectives on Stand C37 at The Cleaning Show, Excel London, 21-23 March.

Cleaning Show Success

We’ve had a wonderful week at The Cleaning Show, welcoming visitors to our stand and discussing with them how our total solutions capability can help them deliver innovation, performance and sustainability across their cleaning operations. Throughout the week our team members met dozens of cleaning professionals seeking advice on the very latest cleaning products.

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The centrepiece of our stand was the innovative Moonbeam3TM Disinfection Technology© device that delivers powerful UV-C light for fast broad area disinfection of high-touch surfaces in hospitals and care homes in three minutes when used in addition to normal daily cleaning & disinfection practices. With the device positioned in the centre of our stand, visitors could easily see how its arms can be moved to direct the maximum amount of UV-C light to target surfaces to ensure the best possible disinfection.

Another popular product on our stand was the TASKI AERO BACKPACK vacuum cleaner. This compact model offers the ultimate in portability and performance which makes it ideal for areas that are difficult to access with conventional equipment such as congested schools, office buildings or public transport. It offers ultimate performance in high circulation areas, or anywhere the presence of the public makes safety a priority, because there are no trailing power leads.

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Elsewhere, our TASKI swingobot 2000 robotic floorcare machine spent the week going through its paces on our second stand.  This latest-generation “hands-free” scrubber drier is 25% more productive than the previous model. It gets on with automatic floorcare and liberates cleaning staff to focus on more important and value-added tasks.

In addition to our demonstration areas, we sponsored the event’s VIP area. We used the area to host a special event on the Wednesday afternoon to meet selected guests and visitors. 

Thanks to everyone from Diversey who helped make the event such a success. But an even bigger thank you to everyone who took the time to visit our stand, meet our team and see our products.

Cleaning Show Innovations

We are excited that three of our innovations have been shortlisted for the Innovation Awards at The Cleaning Show in London next week:

Moonbeam3TM Disinfection Technology© delivers powerful UV-C light to provide fast broad area disinfection of high-touch surfaces in hospitals and care homes in as little as three minutes when used in addition to normal daily cleaning and disinfection processes. This is much faster than fogging and almost twice as effective as traditional cleaning and disinfection alone in destroying the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 

Moonbeam3 Disinfection Technology offers facilities a completely hands, chemical and fume-free way to complement existing processes with safer high-performance disinfection. It is ideal for surfaces accidentally missed during regular cleaning and for frequently-touched, hard-to-clean surfaces and intricate equipment. It can be used in patient rooms, operating theatres and bathrooms and on patient care equipment, keyboards, monitors, and workstations.

Moonbeam3 Disinfection Technology is quick and easy to use with push-button activation and short operating cycles. Its three articulating, light-producing arms can be positioned independently to target light efficiently and closely onto surfaces to be disinfected. This unique design allows it to be used in more places while its high-efficiency dosing increases speed which reduces labour and operating costs.

Remote Guidance is a new augmented reality tool designed to expand our best-in-class customer service. It is an iOS- and Android-based virtual reality tool that improves product troubleshooting beyond face-to-face phone calls and video chats. Users can identify problems and assess solutions quickly through interactive real-time experiences. Remote Guidance helps prevent equipment shutdowns, improve end-user training, promote faster staff introductions, and provide distributor sales representatives with application expertise anytime and anywhere needed. Remote Guidance is part of our growing set of Internet of Clean services that help users monitor and manage their cleaning processes more effectively.

IntelliCare is an innovative hand care system that helps healthcare facilities improve infection prevention and hand hygiene compliance. Its unique wall-mounted dispenser is the industry’s first automatic hybrid design with touchless and manual activation. IntelliCare dispenses globally-trusted hand care formulations in our Soft Care and SURE ranges. These comprise a complete set of soaps, sanitisers and creams meeting a wide range of international infection prevention standards. SURE products demonstrate the highest levels of environmental responsibility with 100% plant-based, 100% biodegradable formulations.

Judging for the Innovation Awards takes places on the first day of the show and the results will be announced on the Wednesday afternoon. Don’t forget to check back here – or the organiser’s website – to see how we did. In the meantime, you can see these and many other Diversey innovations on Stand C37 at The Cleaning Show (21-23 March, Excel London).

 

Last Chance to Vote…

Voting closes at the end of this week for this year’s “Tomorrow’s” Awards organised by publisher Opus. If you haven’t done so already, please vote for our shortlisted products by clicking on the links below:

Please share with colleagues and ask them to vote too.

Thank you.

Trusted Brands Support Industry Awards

Professional chefs choose products from our Pro Formula range because they like its combination of professional formulations from Diversey with brands from Unilever that they and their customers know and trust. This is why we chose to highlight Pro Formula products as part of our support of two recent foodservice industry events. We were one of the sponsors for January’s National Breakfast & Brunch Awards and February’s National Burger Awards. H2O, a leading publisher of foodservice magazines, organises both events. Professional chefs taking part used Cif Professional 2in1 Kitchen Cleaner Disinfectant and other products from the range to keep their workspace clean quickly and easily during their demonstrations.

Chefs used professional Pro Formula cleaning products at the National Breakfast and Burger Awards

The National Breakfast & Brunch Awards presents prizes in three main categories: National Breakfast of the Year; Breakfast Chef of the Year; and Bloody Mary of the Year.

The National Burger Award is an exclusive trade competition open to chefs from the casual dining, pub and bar sectors. Entrants battle to impress a panel of industry experts. Finalists compete in a cook-off consisting of two rounds. In the first, they cook their own speciality burger and in the second they create a “technical burger” from a selection of ingredients supplied by the organisers on the day.

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It’s good to support industry awards because they celebrate success and high standards. We like to think these are values we share. Of course, there are some good business reasons too. Good hygiene and food safety can have a major effect on any business preparing and serving food. For example, our research showed that over one-third of people who enter a dirty restaurant will leave immediately. A further 23 per cent will order but depart before completing their meal. Hygiene helps to protect customers and staff against any risk of food-borne illness. Cleanliness creates the right impression for customers and can help them decide where to eat. It can also help encourage customers to make stronger recommendations and give higher ratings on booking or review sites.

Chefs used professional Pro Formula cleaning products at the National Breakfast and Burger Awards

At Diversey, we have an extensive range of products to help food-service operators of all sizes meet these objectives. Many small, medium-size and independent businesses prefer products from our Pro Formula range. These combine professional formulations from Diversey with trusted brands from Unilever including Cif, Persil, Comfort, Domestos, and Sun. This set of easy-to-use cleaning products helps businesses like these to complete routine and common problem-solving tasks quickly and economically with excellent results.

The Pro Formula kitchen range includes trusted brand professional formulations for tasks such as surface cleaning and disinfection, dishwashing, descaling and floor cleaning.

Pro Formula products for kitchen with Cif branding, as showcased at the awards events, include professional formulations for tasks such as surface cleaning and disinfection, dishwashing, descaling and floor cleaning.

Each Pro Formula product is designed to combine the insight, understanding and expertise of Diversey and Unilever – respective industry leaders – gained over decades of delivering highly effective cleaning and hygiene solutions. The result is an integrated and complementary set of products that meets the majority of any smaller business’s requirements.

Diversey Joins AISE Charter 2020+

Diversey has signed the 2020+ version of the AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. This extends a relationship that started in 2005. Back then we were the first commercial cleaning product supplier to sign the original version. The Charter remains a voluntary, independently certified industry-wide sustainability initiative.

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AISE and companies in the cleaning and hygiene industry have long acted responsibly and proactively to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to the wellbeing of society. The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning stimulates and guides this action. The AISE wrote the original in 2005 and revised it in 2010. This latest upgrade aims to be even more complete and relevant, aligned with EU circular economy and plastics policy, climate change priorities and with global policy expectations.

Diversey’s Sustainability Record

Readers familiar with Diversey will already know that environmental stewardship is deeply embedded in our culture. Throughout the course of nearly 100 years of providing revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies, we have demonstrated that protecting and improving the environment is good for business. Therefore sustainability has been at the core of the value we deliver to customers. But it has been given many names since our business was created in 1923. We produce a Sustainability Report each year.

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As well as being the first to join the AISE Charter we were, in 2008, the first company in the cleaning industry to join the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers programme. We were also a founding member of the WWF Global Water Roundtable in 2009.

More than a decade ago we set ourselves some demanding sustainability targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use and waste across our own business. We met these well ahead of schedule so in 2018 we announced a new set of targets which we expect to meet by 2025.

In addition to the progress we have made as a business, we also offer a comprehensive range of products and equipment that help our customers to make their own cleaning operations more sustainable: our market-leading ultra-concentrated products and controlled dosing systems minimise waste; we have been offering eco-labelled products for over 20 years; our TASKI cleaning machines use less water and energy than conventional alternatives; we offer products that allow cleaning with water alone.

The Revised AISE Charter 2020+

The AISE has revised its Charter 2020+ so that companies can be even more effective in driving sustainability across the cleaning and hygiene industry.

  • Streamlined and engaging. The new Charter is streamlined, lighter and optimised to improve accessibility and offer added benefits to members.
  • Modernised and appealing. The new Charter marks have high impact and are appealing, backed by extensive consumer testing.
  • Relevant and responsive. Sustainable development is important and is getting higher on the political agenda – the Charter stimulates and guides sustainable progress.
  • Complete and innovation-friendly. The Charter is the most complete sustainability scheme for steering best practice for the cleaning and hygiene industry in Europe.
  • Proven and recognised. The Charter has a proven track record of delivering tangible improvements in environmental performance.

The AISE Charter aims to offer the most complete sustainability scheme for steering best practice for the cleaning and hygiene industry. Therefore it helps organisations to continue delivering tangible improvements in environmental performance. The Charter has been a great success since 2005 and now covers around 90% of the industry’s production in Europe. The AISE aggregates KPI reports from Charter member companies. In doing so, the reports demonstrate the remarkable achievements made by participants, including Diversey.

About AISE: AISE is the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products. Based in Brussels, it has been the voice of the industry to EU regulators for over 65 years. Membership consists of 29 national associations across Europe, 17 corporate members and 11 value chain partners. Through this extensive network, A.I.S.E. represents over 900 companies supplying household and professional cleaning products and services across Europe.

It’s Awards Time…

Some of our products have been shortlisted in this year’s “Tomorrow’s” Awards organised by publisher Opus. We’ve been supporting these awards since they started in 2012 and we’re always pleased to be on the shortlists. We’ve won a number of the awards over the years and this year our entries are:

      • Room Care Pur Eco – Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards
      • TASKI swingo 2100 micro – Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards
      • IntelliLinen – Tomorrow’s FM Awards
      • Oxivir – Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards
      • Oxivir – Tomorrow’s Care Awards

We’ll be featuring each of these products on this site over the next few weeks. Voting will be open soon and we’ll post more details then about how you can help our products win this year’s awards.

Making A Cleaner World

Over the next couple of days we are marking two excellent initiatives that aim to highlight the significance of cleaning to society at large.

Today (20 September) is the first global iRecognise day. The sole purpose of the day is to raise the profile of the cleaning sector and to show that you personally ‘Recognise’ – Respect Every Cleaning Operative Giving Necessary Importance to Services and Environments – the work they carry out.

The event is endorsed by BICSc (The British Institute of Cleaning Science), of which Diversey is a member. We would like to encourage all businesses to actively promote this day of recognition by using all the social media platforms using #iRecognise, displaying posters (downloadable from the iRecgonise website) and doing what is seen fit to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of the cleaning operatives involved in making the environment a cleaner, safer happier place to live and work. 

Tomorrow (21 September) is World Clean Up Day, a global cleanup event organised by Let’s Do It World. Its aim is to make the world a cleaner place and raise awareness of the harms of mismanaged waste. Up to 18 million volunteers in over 150 countries will be involved.

Volunteers and partners worldwide will come together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government.

Good luck to everyone.