Industry celebrates workforce on Thank Your Cleaner Day

Thank Your Cleaner Day aims to raise the profile of the industry as well as celebrate the role of professional cleaners.

The cleaning industry has celebrated the role of professional cleaners on Thank Your Cleaner Day.

The initiative was started in New Zealand by the Building Service Contractors Association of New Zealand (BSCNZ) and has since become a global event, supported by Kärcher, with the day recognised in more than 45 countries.

Now in its ninth year, Thank Your Cleaner Day aims to raise the profile of the industry as well as celebrate the role of professional cleaners.

Sarah McBride, CEO of the BSCNZ, said the day champions the role cleaners play in keeping facilities and workplaces clean, safe, and hygienic.

“Thank Your Cleaner Day is an opportunity to engage with customers and give them the opportunity to recognise the hard work of commercial cleaners in New Zealand and around the world.

“We hope that commercial cleaners in New Zealand are thanked in some way shape or form on the day, and we would also thank Kärcher for their ongoing support,” said McBride.

“This day started in New Zealand and is now celebrated in many countries around the world.  To all the commercial cleaners out there…. Thank you!  There is no way New Zealand would be as beautiful and hygienic as it is without you.”

Lauren Micallef, Oceania manager of ISSA, said the day highlights and recognises the indispensable work conducted by cleaners across all industries.

“ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recognises the hard work and commitment shown by all the essential cleaning professionals in our industry.

“Over the past few years, the cleaning industry has taken the lead in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy built environment and continues to maintain this focus. 

“On Thank Your Cleaner Day, and every other day, I encourage all businesses to show their appreciation for the continuous hard work done by all cleaning staff.”

Hamish Matheson, region president – Oceania, Kärcher, said:  “Thank Your Cleaner Day is a day where we recognise the cleaning industry for all their hard work and say thank you to the cleaners around us for everything they do. “

“It began in 2015 in New Zealand and over the years has grown to be celebrated worldwide. In 2023 we celebrate TYCD’s ninth year and what a way to celebrate with now over 49 countries worldwide who have jumped on board and begun celebrating this special day.

“Our vision for Thank Your Cleaner Day is simple, yet an essential day for us to recognise our cleaners for the hard work they do.”

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