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Sustainability Metrics Program

Sustainability Metrics

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, member companies track and report 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 - 2014

AkzoNobel Chemicals LLC
Arylessence, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Brenntag North America
Celeste Industries Corporation
Chemia Corporation
Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
The Clorox Company
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Corbion Purac
Croda, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Ecolab, Inc.
Evonik Corporation
Farabi Petrochemicals

Firmenich Incorporated
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc.
Huntsman Corporation
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
PQ Corporation
Procter & Gamble
SC Johnson
Seventh Generation
Shell Chemical LP
Stepan Company
The Sun Products Corporation
Vantage Oleochemicals

See our progress in the 2013 Sustainability Report