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Preservation of the cleaning and hygiene industry seemed to be
the overall theme of the Building Service Contractors Association
of Australia's (BSCAA) NSW branch 2015 AGM. Whether it's the
preservation of our sustainable resources or the preservation of
our accountability framework and cleaning services standard, these
discussions took place over a delightful lunch at ECCO Waterfront
Restaurant in Drummoyne (Sydney) on 23 July.
BSCAA NSW president Terry Corby welcomed guests, making
specifc mention of John Eriani (VDG Services) for his 36-year
contribution as one of the industry's pioneers. Corby also thanked
suppliers for their fnancial support giving mention to Daniels
Associates, Best Practice, Pall Mall, Staples, Hako Australia,
Kimberly-Clark and Agar Cleaning Systems. “People who give back
to the industry are the salt of the earth; the backbone of our industry
and whatever we as an association do for these companies, is never
enough. I just want them to know they are appreciated," said Corby.
John McGann from Hako Australia was the frst guest speaker,
delivering a presentation on Hako's business focus on partnering
to provide sustainable cleaning solutions.“Everything we do and
everything we work towards is covered by the sustainability model,"
he continued. “The resources on this planet are not infnite and Hako
works towards minimising the resources we use to achieve the same
high standard outcomes and customer solutions. It's about meeting
the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs." Hako has done this with such
innovations as the Aqua force, AntiBac foor scrubber and Aqua Stop.
Banarra consultant Nathan Robertson-Ball presented ‘The Cleaning
Accountability Framework', which was instigated in 2011 by the
cleaner’s union, United Voice. The Framework’s objective is to develop
a new standard for cleaning services in the property services industry
that would balance quality cleaning and fair working conditions.
“This is needed because of the persistent issues in the property
services industry regarding the treatment of workers, the proliferation
of sham contracting arrangements and the breaking of workplace
laws,” stated Robertson-Ball.
The BSCAA NSW AGM came to a close with the fnal report from
the president. Corby concluded by encouraging everyone in the room
to attend the upcoming BSCAA NSW Excellence Awards, which he
said is the Association’s major event of the year. “I don’t just want
managers in suits to attend,” he remarked. “If a cleaner is nominated,
they should be at your table enjoying the food and wine and a day
away from their job because they deserve it. If they are good enough
to be nominated, then they deserve to be there because the day is
about them -- the cleaners."
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BSCAA NSW addresses
preservation of cleaning
industry at 2015 AGM
Accord's Conference was held in
collaboration with the Chemicals & Plastics
Innovation Network, a partnership between
Monash University, Industry and Victorian
Government to promote collaboration
between industry and academia. Delegates
had the chance to tour the new state-of-
the-art green chemical futures facility at
Monash University and to mingle with some
of the top minds in chemistry and chemical
manufacturing over drinks and canapés.
At Thursday's plenary session, key
themes of innovation and collaboration in
sustainable manufacturing were explored.
Beginning with a ‘big picture’ view of
the landscape in Australia and overseas,
presenters honed in on specifc niche
innovations in sustainability such as plant-
based feedstocks, enzyme, and preservative
and food sanitiser technologies.
Accord's Cleaning & Hygiene Conference
focuses on sustainable manufacturing
Inspiring presentations and lively networking were the order of the day as manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning and hygiene products, and
colleagues in university and gover nment, gathered for Accord's second Cleaning and Hygiene Conference. Held 22 to 23 July at Monash
University (Melbourne), the focus was on the challenges and opportunities for businesses in the cleaning and hygiene sector.
Highlights of the day included Andrew
Jones from G2 Innovation on mega-trends
and the pace of innovation; Professor Milton
Hearn (associate director Green Chemical
Futures and Industry lead scientist and
director, Victorian Centre for Sustainable
Chemical Manufacturing) on ‘Green and
Sustainable Chemistry: what's in it for your
industry sector?'. Also Shannon Coombs
(president, Canadian Consumer Specialty
Products Association) provided insights from
a Canadian perspective.
Accord would like to thank Monash
University Chemistry and its valued associate
member KPMG for providing its facilities;
silver sponsors Ecolab and Novozymes;
bronze sponsor Thor; and supporters True
Blue Chemicals, d-labs and Huntsman for the
generous support of this event.
Brad Macdougall from True Blue Chemicals
(left) and John Lamont from Nowra
Andrew Jones from G2 Innovation (left), Accord
executive director Bronwyn Capanna (centre)
and Joseph Lawrence from Monash University
From left: VDG Services' Dean Graoroski, Steven
Tanusoski, Vlado Graoroski and John Eriani
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