11:19 | 06/12/2015 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The increasing requirement for clean workplaces has become part of corporate brand values and a key element in sustainable development.
Adopting regular pest and disease control solutions is considered as one effective step towards the sustainable development of sanitary workplace environments for enterprises
Ensuring hygiene standards including detecting, measuring and controlling risks of disease from the natural environment and workplace plays an important role in the production and trade of all enterprises, improving consumer confidence as well as corporate reputation.
Many businesses, even big names, which lack proper attention to hygiene standards, face public humiliation and major risk of losing consumers.
For example, the Tan Hiep Phat Group has faced a public challenge to its reputation this year after a dead fly was detected in an unopened bottle of its energy drink. Meanwhile, the Kinh Do Corporation was shamed for having unsafe hygiene standards when a video clip of its mooncake production techniques in its workshop in Hung Yen Province was posted online.
With large potential for exploitation and processing of seafood products Vietnam should be able to better develop seafood exports to markets including Russia, the EU, Japan and the Republic of Korea if more attention is paid to industrial hygiene standards, promoting the development of all related economic sectors.
A sanitary workplace is important for workers as it ensures their health and performance while reducing absences from work due to illnesses, preventing cross contamination, and increasing productivity. Developed countries all use insect control solutions and periodic sanitation for workplaces including offices, hotels and restaurants.
According to Head of the Sumitomo Chemical Viet Nam Co., Ltd’s Environmental Health Division Chau Thanh Ngoc, the company has continually improved technologies and paid special attention to product quality, safety for use and any related impacts on the environment. It also prioritizes pest and disease control and sanitation solutions and selects suitable and serious partners to coordinate the implementation. However, the products used in the control of pests and sanitation should also be noted as they themselves may well be harmful sources.
It is wise to choose a partners able to implement integrated pest management (IPM) in an effective, comprehensive and positive manner, with a focus on pest control solutions, pest elimination strategies and hygiene educational programs that all may help businesses move towards sustainable development, said Paul Clifford, the CEO of the Rentokil Initial Vietnam Co., Ltd specializing in pest control and hygiene solutions./.