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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is delighted to welcome the Socius Network into the Association. The Network was welcomed on board after each of its 18 members successfully passed the initial audit conducted by the CHSA’s Independent Inspector. The Socius Network is an association of well-respected and established independent distributors of non-food consumables to the foodservice industry. The Network was founded in April 2008. Between them, its members have over 25 locations covering the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
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CHSA Membership Applications Soar as Companies Seek Mark of Approval Our Standards. Your Guarantee Applications for membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) soared in the past year as companies sought the mark of approval conferred as membership of the Association. Demand for cleaning and hygiene products, including hand sanitisers, gloves, soft tissue …
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The coronavirus pandemic did not stop the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) auditing members, giving buyers of cleaning and hygiene products the certainty that ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’. During 2020, a total of 146 audits took place, equaling the number of audits conducted in 2019. Members across all the Schemes achieved compliance of 93% or more.
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Young people may not yet be certain of the detail of what’s replacing A’ Levels this summer but there is one thing they can rely on – the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Bursary. “Young people are living in an uncertain world,” said David Garcia, Vice President and Treasurer of the CHSA and the driving force behind the Association’s Bursary programme. “The past 12 months have been incredibly challenging for them, with continual changes to their schooling. We know there will be no A’ Levels but we still don’t know the detail of what will take their place. In the midst of this uncertainty, young people can depend on our Bursary. Our commitment to supporting talented young people remains unwavering.”
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Many of the 14 million people in the UK living in poverty are forced to make tough choices between buying food, paying utilities, or keeping clean. For the UK’s first National Hygiene Week, Cleanology has teamed up with The Hygiene Bank, which raises awareness about hygiene poverty and distributes personal hygiene and cleaning products to those in need.
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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is launching an Accreditation Scheme for the Manufacturers of Cleaning Chemicals. This move means the CHSA has achieved its strategic ambition of Accrediting all members. The combination of the Association’s rigorous Code of Practice and its Accreditation Schemes guarantees its members trade ethically and work hard to maintain standards in the industry.
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As the lockdown in the UK begins to lift, organisations need to clean and keep clean offices, shops, and all other public spaces. The advice from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is to be cautious of extraordinary claims for products – “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.
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The coronavirus is having a significant impact on the cleaning and hygiene supply sector. CHSA members are now facing the most challenging trading conditions they have experienced. The fragility of the ‘just in time’ supply chain combined with unprecedented demand for certain products and greatly reduced production capacity presents significant challenges. The uncertainty about whether the high volumes of products bought by customers has been used or allocated to stock compounds the challenge. Where previously demand was predictable, it is now uncertain.
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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), is saying a heartfelt thank you to Linda Belcher who has stepped down as the Association’s Secretary after many years of service. Lorraine Francis, who has a strong track record in managing membership organsiations, has been appointed to succeed Linda in running the Secretariat.
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n a little silver lining to the enormous challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) put a smile on the faces of staff and parents at the two children’s hospitals in Sussex when they donated boxes and boxes of delicious chocolates. “We had bought the chocolates for our Gala Ball, which has been postponed in light of the Coronavirus,” explained David Garcia, Vice President of the CHSA. “Instead of letting them go to waste our secretary, Linda Belcher came up with the idea of giving them to Rocking Horse, the charity raising funds for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
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