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Bunzl BCSS Elevate 2019 took place on Tuesday 8th October in the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport.

As a featured supplier to the ICCA, Bunzl BCSS were invited to host a mini- exhibition and a series of workshops alongside the ICCA's annual AGM. The event consisted of three workshops: AI Predictive Productivity with Roger Leyden, International Channel Manager at HansaWorld. Roger discussed ho AI automation and predictive capabilities will transform the Facilities Management Industry from the point of view of the customer experience, but also as an effective management tool. He also demonstrated their latest AI Innovation 'Anna' an AI cognitive TalkBot. Workplace Wellness in Ireland with Brian Crooke, Founder of Office Workers Health. Brian empowers Irish employers and employees to make their workplaces healthier places to be. He has also founded the Workplace Wellness Ireland community to bring together those promoting wellness in Irish workplaces with those seeking to implement programmes and initiatives in their ow businesses. Sustainability, The Circular Economy with Diana Geraghty, Sustainability Lead for Bunzl Ireland. Diana leads the sustainability and CSR work for the Bunzl businesses in Ireland. Her goal is to drive sustainable change and help Bunzl and our customers to improve their environmental footprint by providing sustainability advice and innovative solutions to support our customers' own sustainability goals. Exhibitors on the day were invited to showcase innovative products that were relevant to the themes of the day. These included Kimberly Clark have recently released their sustainability 2022 goals and have already delivered on their promises for energy efficiency, sourcing a sustainable supply chain, reducing their natural forest footprint in tissue production and an impressive waste and recycling program. On the day they featured a Virtual Reality Washroom experience which hugely impressed users as it brought them on a virtual journey through an ideal washroom experience. Diversey brought along their UV disinfection technology with the Moonbeam and Skybox, SKY gives users confidence with fast, effective, responsible phone and tablet disinfection whereas MoonBeam™3 delivers powerful UVC light to provide fast, on-demand broad area disinfection of high-touch surfaces in as little as 3 minute and is both portable and powerful. Diversey also featured some of their PurEco and Sure ranges for eco-certified cleaning solutions. More can be found here SC Johnson Professional featured the new Foam Soap experience, a new washroom foam soap range which is fully biodegradable and formulated with one of the mildest preservatives making them suitable for all ages. All the products in this range carry the EU Ecolabel which is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting the highest environmental standards throughout their life-cycle: from raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal. Deb also showcased InstantFoam the Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, it kills up to 99.99% of many common germs in 30 seconds. Thorn Environmental Ltd. launched their new innovative Earth2Earth range of refuse sacks, bin-liners and packaging films made from sugarcane, bio-based, carbon captured 100% Recyclable products. These products are identical to fossil fuel-based plastic ones but are completely sustainable and renewable. Manufactured using high-performance HDPE produced from plant-based ethylene that captures carbon. Indistinguishable from fossil fuel-based plastic and can be 100% recycled with normal fossil fuel-based plastic. Craftex Innovative Cleaning Systems brought us Purex® a chemical free cleaning solution for all daily cleaning tasks on water washable surfaces. Tap water is passed through seven stages of unique micro-filtration to remove the following elements: chlorine, natural minerals and grit and other inorganic compounds such as calcium. The final stages of filtration create the Purex® product. The composition of the Purex® is instable and when passed over surfaces, and therefore it absorbs dirt to gain stability. The result is a clean, streak free surface.   HappyOrNot Smiley Terminals gather real time customer satisfaction insights that are engaging and intelligent. Find out exactly what elements of your service are causing dissatisfaction so you can make improvements, immediately. HappyOrNot will change how you focus your energies, making you more efficient, and ideally makes your customers happier along the way. Sofidel Papernet featured the very innovative and unique Dissolve Tech paper towels the dissolve. In contact with water, IT DISSOLVES in 3 minutes, reduces the risk of clogs in pipes in hotels, hospitals, airplanes, trains, ships, and in general all those places that experience clogging problems. They also brought along their Bio Tech toilet paper that protects pipes, and your business! When the Bio Tech toilet paper comes into contact with water, the good microorganisms are activated, producing enzymes that feed on the offending organic matter present in the pipes and sewer system. Significantly helps keep pipes and sewer systems clean. Eco WMT (Water Management & Treatment) brought us the Eco-Tab, Nature treating Nature, whether you have a problem with hydrocarbons, uric acid build-up, blocked grease traps or polluted waters, Eco Tabs’ unique bacterial formula will digest all of it naturally. With over 5 billion bacteria CFU (colony forming unit), the Eco Tabs’ treatment is 100% environmentally friendly and 100% safe for all human, animal, aquatic and wildlife. Backed by The Environment Agency, there is no need for permits as no chemicals or pathogens are present. There is also no need for personal protective equipment (PPE) by manual operatives. For more details please contact John Sheehan Leading workwear design and manufacturer Portwest attended on the day bringing with them stylish, comfortable, high-quality workwear that meets recognised international standards. Portwest factories are Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified. Portwest, therefore, manufacture ethically and responsibly in Europe and the Far East, including its new ultra-modern factory in Bangladesh. Customers can be assured all Portwest products are manufactured ethically and responsibly. TTS featured a wide range of professional cleaning carts for workplaces and public places, their combinations offer a wide variety of possibilities' of choice. TTS have a strong commitment to sustainability with their Green Cleaning Systems recently being awarded the certification of Plastic Second Life, by using regenerated polymers in their plastic products during production. They are fully committed towards environmental impact and protection. Since 2011 they have reduced their CO2 emission by 160 tons, through the installation of a new photovoltaic plant that allow them to satisfy their electric requirements at 100% from “clean energy”. Also in attendance were Lakeland Europe, with their “Wellness at work” message which is centered around keeping people as safe as possible in hazardous industries, by providing the highest quality fabrics and onsite training to “Protect Your People”. With a range of safetywear that are made from oil derivative products and plastics. Lakeland embody a strong sustainability message around people, offices and factories with all paper and cardboard recycled and electric fork lift trucks in all warehouses. Looking to the future they are planning to reduce their carbon footprint further with Biodegradable Packaging, hybrid cars and solar powered offices. Rubbermaid featured an array of Recycling Bins and Containers to encourage environmentally conscious businesses and organizations to actively manage and recycle their waste. By encouraging people to recycle, Rubbermaid are also helping businesses to make a positive statement about their values. Their selection of recycling bins include under counter containers, colourful recycling containers and all-in-one recycling stations (Manufactured using a degree of post-consumer recycled resin) with labeled openings for Multiple recycling streams. SAP brought along some stunning Living Wall instillation's with Living Walls or Eco Walls becoming increasingly more popular not only amongst architects and designers, but are also now becoming very popular with businesses looking to improve their green credentials. They can be fully customised for company’s that would like to display logos in a unique setting, or choose colours to tie in with seasonal trends. Their versatility means that living walls can be designed for interior or exterior use in places such as hotels, retail spaces, office blocks, hospitals, schools and private homes. Their benefits include improved air quality in a building, great insulation properties and urban biodiversity. Bunzl Rafferty displayed a  range of guest amenities and refills to give customers and washroom visitors plenty of choice. With a strong sustainability drive, Bunzl Rafferty aim to help your businesses and customers to be a force for good through offering the range of quality sustainable and innovative products. With Ecolabel pouches and recycled plastic bottles helping customers save money on hygiene products and toiletries disposal and also helping to  enhance brand image through recognition and positive industry perception.   For information on any of these suppliers and their product ranges please contact our Customer Service Team on or phone +353 1 6301800.