The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

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


Related Articles

Royal Surrey Hospital Awarded ‘Exemplar’ Site Status for Cleaning Standards

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group, has been recognised for its early implementation of the 2021 National Standards for Cleaning at the Royal Surrey...

 Read Full Article
Hive Cleaning Certified as a B Corporation

Hive Cleaning, an office cleaning company, has announced its certification as a B Corporation, after receiving the highest Impact Score among all the UK facilities and...

 Read Full Article
SafeGroup CEO Named “One To Watch” in Ambitious Business Leaders Programme 2022

Warren Edmondson, CEO of specialist cleaning company SafeGroup, has been named as a One To Watch in the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for...

 Read Full Article
British Cleaning Council Warns of Staff Shortage Crisis Ahead of Winter Flu and COVID Spike

The industry body that represents the cleaning and hygiene sector fears its workers will struggle to keep public spaces free of viruses if staff shortages...

 Read Full Article
Appreciating Cleaning Staff On i-Recognise Day

On 16 September, i-Recognise Day will celebrate the contribution of cleaning staff across the globe. The sole purpose of the day is to raise the profile of the...

 Read Full Article
UK Business Energy Bills Could Increase Fivefold From October

Some UK businesses might face bills five times their current price, due to global concerns over gas supplies and tight electricity markets in Europe. According to data...

 Read Full Article
Golden Service Awards 2022 – The Winners

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards were presented to winners across 19 categories, recognising exceptional standards in the FM and cleaning...

 Read Full Article
Cleaning Industry Leaders Write Open Letter to Government About Sue Gray Report

The Chair of the British Cleaning Council has requested a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to discuss the revelations of poor treatment of cleaning staff...

 Read Full Article
Sue Gray’s Report Shows ‘Poor Treatment’ Towards Cleaning and Security Staff

Senior civil servant Sue Gray’s long-awaited final report describes “multiple examples” of poor treatment of both security and cleaning staff. In the...

 Read Full Article
British Cleaning Council Releases 2022 Research Report

The British Cleaning Council’s annual report gathers statistics on the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – revealing that the industry as a whole remains one...

 Read Full Article