Thank Your Cleaner Day – Powered by Kärcher

Thank Your Cleaner Day 16th October 2024

Be part of the Thank Your Cleaner Day and say “Thank You!” to the hard working people responsible for your safe and clean workplace


In the time of the current corona crisis, the central role professional cleaners play in our society is more evident than ever. They ensure safety and hygiene on a daily basis - for example in supermarkets, hospitals, public facilities or transport.

Cleaning plays a major role in depriving pathogens such as the novel corona virus of their livelihood. After all, dirt provides a breeding ground for microorganisms until they can enter the human organism and multiply. In a clean, well-maintained environment that is cleaned regularly, the risk of transmission is minimized considerably. Disinfection measures are also only effective if floors, surfaces etc. have been cleaned of dirt beforehand. Thorough cleaning has been proven to remove over 90 percent of microorganisms and germs from surfaces.

Thus, the work of professional cleaners is an essential component in the fight against pathogens such as the coronavirus, which deserves our recognition.

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Thank Your Cleaner Day has been recognised at the World Federation Building Services Congress (WFBSC) in Berlin. Read more

Global cleaning and facilities management group OCS has thrown its support behind the Building Services Contractors New Zealand’s (BSCNZ) annual initiative, Thank Your Cleaner Day. Read more

In 2017 BSCNZ CEO Lillian Small has been recognised for her effort in celebrating the unsung heroes of the cleaning industry at the “Cleaning for a Brighter Future” conference. Read more

What is the Thank Your Cleaner day?

The Thank Your Cleaner Day is a special day once a year dedicated to all cleaners. Together with local partners from the participating countries, Kärcher wants to take the opportunity to thank the people who keep workplaces and public buildings clean, safe and hygienic. On this day, October 18th 2023, office workers can let their cleaning staff know they recognize and value their work.

Thus, the Thank Your Cleaner Day is a chance to say “Thank You!” for everyone working in a facility that is cleaned by professional cleaners. This could be office buildings, factories or public buildings like schools. People can thank their cleaner by leaving them a note, giving them a little gift or just saying “Thank you!”

Want to be part of the Thank Your Cleaner Day? See below which countries are participating!

Where does the Thank Your Cleaner day come from?

In 2015 it was conducted for the first time in New Zealand by the local trade organization for Building Services Contractors (BSCNZ) in cooperation with Kärcher. BSCNZ has a strong network with the companies who provide professional cleaning services in the workplace area. Thus, through their engagement, word about the Thank Your Cleaner Day was spread widely and the Thank Your Cleaner day was a great success.In 2017 BSCNZ CEO Lillian Small has been recognised for her effort in celebrating the unsung heroes of the cleaning industry at the “Cleaning for a Brighter Future” conference.

Together with similar local partners from participating countries, the Thank Your Cleaner Day should now be established on a global level. They want to recognize the hard working cleaners around the world, who often work outside office hours and therefore out of sight.

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Why is Kärcher part of the Thank Your Cleaner Day?

Kärcher is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology like floor scrubbers, vacuums and sweepers. They are a partner of many cleaners around the globe: Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG employs more than 13.000 people in 72 countries.  The company has always seen economic success and sustainable development as going hand in hand. Kärcher invests more than the average in research and development, in modern production methods and in high-quality apprenticeships and in-service training for its employees.

By participating in the Thank Your Cleaner Day, Kärcher’s engagement in social responsibility and sustainability is now taken another step further.

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