Staples Advantage survey shows a correlation between a clean office and
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - As flu season approaches, it may be time
to break out those cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes and hand
sanitizer. But keeping a clean workspace may not just be good for your
health. According to a recent customer survey by Staples Advantage
Canada, the business-to-business division of Staples, maintaining a
clean and tidy workspace increases productivity.
A resounding 94 per cent of the customers polled said they feel more
productive in a clean workspace, with 77 per cent stating they produce
higher quality work in a clean and organized environment.
In addition to being more productive, 60 per cent felt that better
implementation of health and wellness guidelines would decrease illness
at work. Of the customers polled, 45 per cent admitted to going into
the office when sick, thereby spreading their germs throughout the
While 95 per cent of respondents felt they maintained good hygiene and a
clean office environment, only 37 per cent admitted to cleaning their
personal workspace daily. One in three respondents said having more
cleaning supplies readily available would help maintain good health at
Recent research from Kimberly-Clark Professional echoes the argument,
finding that hygiene wellness programs are said to reduce an employee's
chance of catching a virus by as much as 80% in an office of roughly 80
employees. Further to that point, the best method to battle bacteria
and illness is to encourage employees to use hand sanitizers and
disinfectant wipes on germ hot spots such as desks, doorknobs,
photocopying machines, break rooms, and restrooms.
Staples Advantage is taking this customer feedback to heart. To ensure
customers stay healthy and productive this Fall season, the leading
supplier of office products in Canada has committed to donating $1 for
every order placed throughout the month of October that contains at
least one item from their October wellness flyer to the charity Cleaning for a Reason. This non-profit organization offers free house cleaning services to
women undergoing cancer treatment, lightening the load for themselves
and their families. All of the brands featured in the flyer have also
pledged to make donations to the charity. Together, they hope to donate
up to $25,000 for this worthy cause.
Win cleaning services for a year!
Staples Advantage is also giving you a chance to get in on the wellness
by offering you the chance to sign up to win your very own home
cleaning services for up to one year! Visit their campaign page to sign up before the October 31, 2013 deadline!
About the Survey
Staples Advantage conducted an online survey of more than 300 office
workers at organizations of all sizes across Canada. The survey,
carried out in September 2013, asked a series of questions about
hygiene in the workplace, sick days and productivity.
About Staples Advantage Canada
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, works
with companies of 20 or more employees to develop customized programs
with dedicated account management and offers a complete assortment of
products and services to meet business needs.
As the leading supplier in Canada, Staples Advantage works with business
partners to provide office supplies, technology products, facility
supplies, furniture, and business services. Staples Advantage Canada is
headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with eight distribution centres
across Canada. Visit www.staplesadvantage.ca for more information, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Staples Advantage Canada
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Marketing Communications Manager
Staples Advantage Canada