Sustainability Metrics Program
Many ACI member companies provide sustainability reports and statements that describe corporate efforts to reduce their environmental footprints. In 2009, ACI and its members embarked on a pilot project to report on a common set of sustainability-related metrics relevant to both its consumer packaged goods and raw material supplier members.
As part of ACI’s Sustainability Metrics Project, 20 member companies (over the course of two years) participated in a project to track environmental sustainability metrics. Tracking these metrics provides a baseline and indicators by which we can measure sustainability-related performance for ACI member operations in the United States associated with cleaning products. In 2011, participation in the reporting program increased to 22 member companies.
Metrics are collected in four categories:
- Energy Use (electricity, steam, and fuel)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2 equivalents)
- Water Use
- Waste Generation
The data reported by the individual companies was compared with U.S. production rates associated with cleaning products for each company to produce a normalized value, which represents performance per unit of production.
The data reflects cleaning product-related production of companies which formulate and produce the end products and companies that provide ingredients used in cleaning product formulations.
ACI Sustainability Metrics Participants - 2011
AzkoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC
Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
The Clorox Company
The Dow Chemical Company
Dupont Industrial Biotechnology
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
Huntsmand International LLC
The Procter & Gamble Company
Sasol North America
Shell Chemical LP
See the results of the 2011 Metrics Report