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Published 20th June, 2012 by Neil Nixon

CHSA online

Determined to warn buyers of the escalation in the number of abuses being perpetrated by unscrupulous producers of away from paper products, industrial cotton mops and plastic refuse sacks, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has launched a social media campaign.

The CHSA established the Manufacturing Accreditation Scheme so buyers who purchase a product stamped with the mark can be certain they are getting what they pay for. As well as regularly auditing members to ensure they adhere to the requirements of the scheme, the CHSA also conducts ad hoc audits of non-members and it is amongst these that it is uncovering a disturbing increase of abuses.

“Many buyers may be getting ‘short changed’ by unscrupulous companies,” said secretary of the CHSA, Graham Fletcher. “Anyone purchasing a product stamped with the Manufacturing Accreditation Scheme logo can be certain they are getting what they are paying for. But, while the scheme has a strong and growing reputation, not everyone is aware of it. To counter this we are reaching out and spreading the word using social media.”

The CHSA has launched a LinkedIn group with a sub-group for the Manufacturing Accreditation Scheme. “Our intention is to use these groups as platform to discuss the key issues, provide information to interested parties and gather data on the type and scale of abuses,” continued Fletcher.

The CHSA Facebook page ( will keep those connected up to date with the scheme as well as providing the chance to engage with and influence it while followers on twitter (@CHSABeatTheCheat) will be able to hear about the latest activities and campaigns.

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