Ecolab Uses Consumer Research to Launch New Science-Based Solution to Address COVID-19 and Strengthen Confidence as Hotels and Restaurants Reopen

Recent research conducted by Ecolab Inc., shows that consumers feel safer when hotels and restaurants raise their cleaning protocols to include hospital-grade disinfectants and third-party audits. Hotel guests said they feel “extremely safe” knowing a hotel room is cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants compared to leading consumer brands1. In addition, 66% of foodservice customers said they feel “extremely” or “very safe” knowing a restaurant is cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants1. The research also found that consumers feel safer knowing cleaning and disinfecting practices in a hotel or restaurant are verified by an…

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Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

As billions of people are still under COVID-19 lockdown, the shadow pandemic of violence against women has been growing within homes around the world. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, impacted one in three women worldwide. Recent data from multiple countries already show a spike in reporting of domestic violence through helplines since COVID-19 lockdowns started. As countries now contend with economic crisis, service shortfalls and high levels of stress, many women find themselves trapped in isolation with abusive partners, without…

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MITTOC – The Projected Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the UK Creative Industries report

The Creative Industries Federation has today warned of a “cultural catastrophe” as newly commissioned research from Oxford Economics reveals that the UK’s creative industries are on the brink of devastation. The UK’s creative sector was previously growing at five times the rate of the wider economy, employing over 2 million people and contributing £111.7 billion to the economy – more than the automotive, aerospace, life sciences and oil and gas industries combined. The new report, The Projected Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the UK Creative Industries, projects that the creative…

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Charities are facing a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Charity Finance Group (CFG) say that charities are facing a huge predicted loss to their income as they continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and continued social distancing measures. The analysis comes following the publication today of the results of a recent survey of charities reporting financial loss and reforecasting of income for the year ahead. On average, respondents to that survey reported that they were expecting a reduction of 24% to their total income for the year, which…

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FareShare and XPO Logistics join forces to help feed country’s most vulnerable during pandemic

FareShare, the UK’s biggest food charity, has teamed up with XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, to run two new national distribution centres which have so far delivered enough food to provide almost 10 million meals for vulnerable people through the pandemic. “With millions more people now struggling to access food as the result of the crisis, it has never been more vital to pull together to ensure the most vulnerable in our society don’t fall through the gaps. Thanks to partners like XPO Logistics…

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