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Sustainability Metrics Program



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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, 24 member companies 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.

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 - 2012

AzkoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC
Arylessence, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
The Clorox Company
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Croda, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
Dupont Industrial Biotechnology
Ecolab, Inc.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation

FMC Corporation
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
Huntsman International LLC
The Procter & Gamble Company
PQ Corporation
Sasol North America
SC Johnson
Seventh Generation
Shell Chemical LP
Stepan Company

 See the results of the 2012 Metrics Report