Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world. Everyday skilled hardworking cleaners work late into the night to ensure your office, end of trip facilities or local shopping centre are presented at their best and ready for the next business day. They are like magical beings, you don’t see them vacuum the floor, empty the bins, clean the windows, polish the floors or make sure the amenities are glistening clean. Usually all this happens after working hours. It’s a case of out of sight, out of mind.
Each day over 62,000 cleaners across Australia and New Zealand work nights, weekends and during the day to keep your working and living environments clean, safe and hygienic. Their actions power a $4 billion cleaning industry that has grown on average by 2.8% per year for the last 5 years. This growth has been driven by an increase in businesses outsourcing cleaning services and a rise in residential demand from high and dual-income households, especially ageing residents.
For Glad, our cleaning teams are our most valuable asset so we invest highly in our people providing ongoing training and career opportunities. They are the face of Glad, representing our brand and creating welcoming spaces for people like you and me.
If we’re really honest, cleaning is something we take for granted especially when we don’t have to do it. Whether it’s schools, hospitals, office buildings or transport, cleaners plays a vital role in infection control and in addition, the rise of green cleaning has resulted in reduction in chemical use and innovative machinery and microfibre technology have improved the health of buildings and the environments we occupy every day – there’s a lot to be grateful for.
So, today take a moment to think about the impact cleaners have on your daily life and if you see a cleaner in the food court, office kitchen or hallway a smile and two those two simple words – thank you – will go a long way.