THE SOCIAL DIALOGUE
EFCI is the recognised European social partner for the cleaning industry.
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SELECTING BEST VALUE
A guide for private and public organisations awarding contracts for public services.
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EFCI 30TH ANNIVERSARY: 22 NOVEMBER IN BRUSSELS
On 22 November 2018, the EFCI celebrated its thirtieth anniversary and launched its new name and image.
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EFCI’S CONFERENCE 2019: 28.06.2019
EFCI’s annual conference 2019 will take place on 28.06.2019 in Paris.

More information will be available soon.

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THE EFCI

The EFCI is the voice of the European cleaning and facility services industry.

We are a federation of national associations of cleaning and facility services industries. We bring together organisations from 15 European countries, representing 240 000 companies employing more than 3,6 million people across Europe.

The EFCI is an international non-profit association and is recognised employer’s organisation and European Social Partner.

THE EUROPEAN CLEANING AND FACILITY SERVICES INDUSTRY

The cleaning and facility services industry represents one of the most important European services industries. It is a labour-intensive industry which plays an essential role in the society by satisfying one of its fundamental needs: hygiene and cleanliness.

Our industry is committed to:

  • offering quality services to its customers;
  • providing training and stability to its employees;
  • integrating in the circular economy and focusing on sustainability;
  • innovation and competitiveness.

Industrial cleaning covers the cleaning of offices (which represents half of the market), hygiene of food chains, specialised cleaning services, façade and window-cleaning and the cleaning of schools. Office cleaning represents half of the market for industrial cleaning. They all involve the use of sophisticated equipment as well as specific training for employees.

The diversification of activities towards integrated services and facility management is a reality across the EU. Facility services providers offer, on top of cleaning, a wide range of other support services for organisations, such as catering, transportation, gardening, technical maintenance activities, reception or laundry services.

240000
contractors
74
billion € turnover
3.6
million people employed
77
% of companies emply less than 10 people
73
% female employees
67
% of part-time work
9.3
% annual turnover growth over last 25 years
37
% turnover from public procurement
Contact
T. +32-2-225.83.30
Rue Belliard, 205, B-1040 Bruxelles
secretariat@efci.eu