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Warnings Against Cost-Cutting When Procuring Cleaning Products

Warnings Against Cost-Cutting When Procuring Cleaning Products
12 May 2022
 

The rising cost of raw materials and the energy crisis are creating opportunities for “unscrupulous providers” of cleaning and hygiene products, says the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association.

“Buyers of cleaning and hygiene products need to beware [of] providers offering low-cost solutions”, explained Lorcan Mekitarian, Chair of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA).

“Against the backdrop of the escalating cost of raw materials and energy, those reducing prices are likely to be cutting corners. The only way buyers can guarantee they what they pay for is to look for the CHSA Accreditation Scheme mark.”

 

2/3 Businesses Expect to Increase Prices Over the Next 3 Months

 

This warning follows the publication of the British Chambers of Commerce’s latest quarterly survey published on 1 April 2022. It found almost two-thirds of businesses expect to increase prices during the next three months and more than three quarters cite inflation as a growing concern.

The global cost of energy is affecting manufacturing operations and driving up the cost of raw materials. The resulting upward pressure on the price of end products means that companies offering reduced prices are likely to be compromising on product quality and quantity, warns the CHSA.

Picture: a photograph of a gloved hand holding a plastic spray bottle. Image Credit: PX Fuel

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 May 2022

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