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Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has published its ‘Changing Workplaces’ report into the complex changes the pandemic has spurred in the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics sector across Europe.

As a leading international manufacturer of hand hygiene, cleaning, waste and recycling solutions, RCP developed the Changing Workplaces research program to help organisations take control by understanding the trends and challenges facing the market internationally. Collecting data during Spring 2021, the Changing Workplaces survey asked how facilities have evolved their approach to hand hygiene, cleaning, waste and recycling since the end of 2019, before the pandemic hit. Questions ranged from ‘what changes are here to stay?’ to ‘how have facility users’ demands changed?’ and ‘where do organisations need to raise the bar around cleaning and hygiene in a post COVID-19 world?’

There was a strong response internationally, with valuable input from over 300 businesses across Europe and beyond. Strikingly, 27% of respondents work in warehousing or manufacturing, indicating  that these sectors are keen to share the  significant changes they have experienced in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visibility, quality, and sustainability emerged as strong themes, with 93% of respondents saying visibility of cleaning and hygiene measures is now vital to protect brand reputation and 74% concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their sustainability credentials. Delving beneath the surface of the changes, the survey revealed the challenges facing facilities now and in the future.

Paul Jakeway, Head of Marketing – EMEA, RCP, said:

‘’We’re delighted to have had such as strong response to the Changing Workplaces survey from businesses across Europe. The input from facilities across Europe and beyond show a strong appetite for businesses to arm themselves with knowledge that will help their organisations to take control in this changing world.

‘’The insights we have gleaned will feed RCP’s innovation and enable us to continue developing cleaning, waste and hand hygiene solutions that are both relevant and dependable in the future.”

The Changing Workplaces report outlines key learnings from the survey, shining a light on key issues facing the warehousing and logistics sectors in the future. The report’s findings will help you take control in an environment where standards and employee expectations are higher than ever before. To download the full report, visit rubbermaid.eu.

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