The American Cleaning Institute honors individuals and groups through a variety of award programs for their efforts in promoting the goals of the cleaning product and oleochemical industries.
- C.L.E.A.N.® Award
The National C.L.E.A.N® Awards Program is a joint initiative of the American Cleaning Institute, National Education Association and National Education Association Health Information Network to recognize the contributions that custodians make to public health in their schools, communities, and their profession.
- Distinguished Paper Award
Presented annually to the authors of the best technical paper appearing during the preceding year in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD), a publication of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).
- ACI Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to ACI and the cleaning products or oleochemical industries.
- ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation Award
Sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), this award recognizes outstanding achievement for research into new applications for glycerine with particular emphasis on commercial viability.
- Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award
Formerly known as the "Clean Homes...Safe and Healthy Families" Program Award of Excellence, this award is for members of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) honoring outstanding educational programming efforts that utilize any of ACI’s educational materials and promote the connection between cleanliness and health.
- Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP! National Award
An annual awards program that recognizes middle schools for handwashing initiatives that improve health and reduce absenteeism. National award recipients receive an all-expense paid trip for three students to Washington, DC. Two runner-up schools each receive a cash award. The awards program is a joint project of the American Cleaning Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Honors for ACI
The American Cleaning Institute also receives honors for its work and outreach efforts. Click the links below to learn more: