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Cleanco - Serving the Nation for Three Decades


Cleanco builds on its legacy with new projects, services and facilities across the region…


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February 7, 2021
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Cleanco - Serving the Nation for Three Decades

Since its establishment in the 1980s, Cleanco has been serving the nation in numerous iconic projects with countless recognitions and awards by diverse entities. With their leadership directives, the company has built a strong business relationship and has committed staff that work day and night to retain the company’s current contracts and expand their services into different sectors in the market.

The highest cleaning standards

Cleanco is devoted to serving clients and maintaining the highest international cleaning standards by providing transparency and constant support to meet any contract terms and conditions. The company currently has over 15,000 employees residing within all the emirates. It serves government and private portfolios under various sectors such as Healthcare, Aviation, Energy, Military, Education, Retail, Entertainment & Amusement Parks, Residential, Commercial & Mix-Use, by providing general cleaning and intensive cleaning, hospitality and customer-care, waste management, rope access and façade cleaning, landscaping, pest control, road sweeping, natural stone restoration, disinfection & sanitization services. Cleanco stands apart for its teams’ ability to get the job done efficiently - no matter how big, complex or how remote the project.

Over the years, Cleanco has kept growing and achieving its corporate targets by close monitoring and trust built in the market across the decades. Their key effort is to develop employees by transferring knowledge to members and equipping them with the required soft skills via Cleanco’s personnel development program. And the result is the development and transfer of knowledge through experience to upcoming generations. With the new building expansion added to the company’s training center, Cleanco has expanded its capacity to accommodate above 370 staff in a single session. Their training facility is one of the largest in the GCC region with a total of 4,800 square meters of usable training area. Each employee undergoes intensive training, whether assigned in general cleaning contracts or high-care contracts such as the healthcare division in addition to the other integrated services provided. The training sessions are divided into two parts - theoretical and practical. Each training session is conducted by carefully assessed professional trainers with tremendous operation experience and international certifications.

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City

Functioning during the pandemic

Despite the pandemic, Cleanco has been able to retain all contracts and add new clients to their portfolio. They have embraced the pandemic as an opportunity to grow the business by promoting innovative disinfection services and providing disinfection solutions in accordance with the health authorities - providing the best and most cost-effective results to clients by not cutting corners, but by delivering the services that they require.

Learning and adapting quickly to the new market requirements needed expertise and fast decision making. During the pandemic, while some projects reduced manpower, Cleanco diverted their work force to the healthcare sector to serve as a backbone to keep the environment safe as they increased the disinfection frequency for the general surroundings and high touch points within screening and vaccination facilities.

Cleanco is affiliated with BICSc, CMI/ISSA, CIA, ISO, IPAF, PASMA and many more certifications required to execute its services while executing the tasks. The company has more than 16 dedicated assessors to access and identify the project/client needs, design a tailor-fitted training program, train and evaluate the staff assigned to each project. The excellence training center is closely monitored on a frequent basis by the top management to ensure that the training level is exceeding industry cleaning standards. Cleanco takes pride in its provision of transparent and reliable information to its stakeholders. It values all its employees and clients’ personnel, and has assured their safety comes first.

Servicing the healthcare sector

Cleanco is a pioneer of cleaning and support services in the healthcare sector in the UAE since the late 1980s. Their strategy has been to extend their healthcare services across all emirates. Cleanco has also initiated a certification program with incentives as well as provided meal coupons from hospital cafeterias and distributed boxes of chocolates to continuously motivate the front line heroes. Before the pandemic, they had hired registered nurses to overlook all healthcare sectors in terms of infection control and provide essential training to operators - such as hand hygiene, patient area cleaning and high touch points including patient room, N95 fit testing, donning and doffing, medical waste segregation including sharp objects, needle prick injury and body spillage management.

They also replaced all cleaning cloths to disposable ones, increased disinfection frequencies - especially after each patient - in triage areas, conducted disinfection every hour in waiting areas and disinfection of wheelchairs after each use. They worked in tandem with infection control departments to provide awareness sessions, training on positive or suspected COVID-19 patient room cleaning and waste management procedures as well as PPEs, N95 fit test, training on disinfection chemical usage and much more.

At the end of 2019, Cleanco completed the mobilization of its contract with Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and a joint-venture partnership between Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic. Characterized by its advanced infrastructure, experienced and talented staff, and innovative health care technology, SSMC provides the community with an advanced health care system that delivers clinical excellence and a high-quality patient experience. SSMC is also the designated Trauma Center for Abu Dhabi and the only Burn Unit in the UAE. Cleanco assesses all its suppliers and international partners on a yearly basis to ensure that they receive the highest quality of products with continuous business support especially in short notice periods. Through its strong business relations, the company is able to mobilize any contract in a short period. Choosing the right partners and employees is the key to Cleanco's success. Moreover, their current vision is to start using green products in their aim to contribute to the sustainability.

Cleanco’s COVID-19 Personnel Actions

  • Increased fleet numbers
  • Social distancing compliance
  • Provision of thermal cameras and touchless temperature record devices
  • Increased isolation rooms
  • Identification of isolated vehicles with separator between driver & passenger
  • Divided & separated accommodation per project
  • Information leaflets provided in notice boards
  • TBT sessions across projects and accommodations
  • Disinfection program with high frequency in staff buses, accommodation, offices, warehouses
  • Easily accessible hand sanitizing stations Posting of identification of symptom posters
  • 14-day COVID-19 testing cycle for all employees

Cleanco’s Healthcare Clients

  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
  • Corniche Hospital
  • Al Rashid Hospital
  • Saqr Hospital
  • Al Ain Hospital
  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services
  • Mafraq Hospital
  • Tawam Hospital
  • Al Rahba Hospital
  • Dar Al Shifaa Hospital
  • Lifeline Hospital
  • Lifecare Hospital
  • Health Plus International
  • Nation Hospital
  • ADNOC Ruwais Hospital
  • Al Dhafra Hospitals, etc.

Over 3,600 employees reside in various healthcare projects by providing a wide range of services within the sector.

Cleanco’s Healthcare Services

  • General cleaning
  • Essential areas and critical care units and OT housekeeping
  • Disinfection and sanitization
  • Waste collection and segregation
  • Medical and hazardous waste management
  • Guest welcoming
  • Hospitality services
  • Porter services including wheelchair
  • Laundry management
  • Pest control
  • Back of house support staff, etc.

Sultan Khouri – Chief Executive Officer, Cleanco

We are proud of our achievements as an ‘Emirati’ company to serve our nation and to contribute to society since the 1980s. We have exceeded international cleaning standards by providing professional unparalleled services to all sectors. Today, we are honored to have long valuable business relations with esteemed organizations in government & private sectors within the UAE.

We believe in service excellence; thus, this year, we have completed the expansion to our newly built training excellence center. The facility is the largest in the UAE, which will be a stepping stone to elevate our integrated facility services by providing excellence in training.We always consider all our employees as our family members.

As one of many subsidiary companies to Cleanco Trading, we are flattered to state that ‘Cleanco Waste Treatment’ has begun operating at Eco Park, which is controlled and monitored by Tadweer in Abu Dhabi. The facility will treat medical and hazardous waste with a capacity of 7,500 tons per annum, equivalent to 1,650 kg per hour. Cleanco Waste Treatment’s vision is to become recognized as the most successful and respected company of choice for hazardous and medical waste management services in the region.

Dr. Khalid Khouri – Chief Operating Officer, Cleanco

We always seek innovate ideas and equipment that will benefit and reflect our organization’s performance, increase efficiency and ergonomics - no matter the cost. Periodically, we establish business connections with international machinery, tool and equipment manufacturers with recognized high quality branded products and services. Furthermore, we import industry experts and internationally recognized affiliations such as BICSc, CMI/ISSA, CIA.

We value our employees as our top priority and offer them training and the best HSE practices. We aim to exceed customer satisfaction regardless of the distance, time and the complexity of the project.

Till date, we have operators who have been with Cleanco since the beginning of our journey as we have been providing government standard accommodation, transportation, health & employee benefits, as well as continuous care and support to all our employees and their families. Our staff’s loyalty and truthfulness is Cleanco’s valuable treasure.

Samer Hani – General Manager – AUH & Western Region, Cleanco

We have achieved and exceeded our corporate target by retaining all current contracts and new prestigious client portfolios. While expanding our services within new market shares, we aim not to reduce but to go beyond service excellence by succeeding KPI & SLA targets established by the contract.

As of last year, we have expanded our capacity and our capabilities under the Fleet & Procurement departments by increasing our assets and relocating our storage facility to the nearest location in order to facilitate our performance and to decrease our operations costs. This movement will allow Cleanco to mobilize and fulfill any size contract within a short period of time. This feature allows us to be unique and increase our opportunity to stand out more than any other FM service providers in the market.

Nizar Hassan – General Manager – Al Ain & Dubai, Cleanco

As the market requirements have changed, we have re-structured our office in Dubai, and we are excited to expand our reputation into various sectors by providing innovative, sustainable and high standard services.

By directives, close monitoring and support of our board of directors, we will accomplish our short- and long-term plans by adding new sectors and clients into our experience and references while serving industries the highest cleaning standards.


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