The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Partner Organizations


Since 1926, ACI has cooperated with schools, health agencies, industry and other organizations to get the job done. Over the years, our work has been possible because of our ability to build and sustain partnerships. Today, relationship building continues to be the backbone of ACI.

We have relationships with many organizations in other countries, including ABIPLAACCORD AustralasiaAISE, JSDA, CCSPA, CANIPEC, CCIA, TSDA, CASIC, ALIADA and IHPCIA through INCPA, CEFIC and its Sector Groups (e.g., CESIO and APAG). ACI also is active in the U.S. arm of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and chairs the International Product Policy Working Group of the U.S. Council for International Business. We collaborate with organizations in the U.S. including the Caregiver Action Network and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Here are some more of our partner organizations:


ACI’s partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began in 2002 with a signed Memorandum of Understanding to create the Healthy Schools, Healthy People program. This program seeks to improve hand hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism. Over the last 15 years, 45 schools have earned national recognition and cash awards totaling over $65,000 plus thousands more in free hand cleaning supplies for their schools!

Clean the World

Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel soaps and bottled amenities. In 2013, Member companies attending the American Cleaning Institute® Convention helped this non-profit group assemble more than 2,200 hygiene kits that were donated to families in need in Seminole County, Florida. Since then, building hygiene kits has become an annual event. In 2016, 90,090 kits were built for ACI’s 90th Anniversary. In 2017, a new high was reached with 100,000 kits built. 


For many years, Extension professionals have used consumer education materials produced by the American Cleaning Institute to support grassroots programs. In 2003, ACI established the "Clean Homes...Safe and Healthy Families" Program Award of Excellence. Now known as the "Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award", this award recognizes National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)  members for innovative educational programs and outreach efforts that help families and individuals to understand the vital link between clean homes and good health.


ACI has partnered with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for nearly 40 years, promoting hand hygiene and addressing public health concerns as they arise, such as the H1N1 pandemic.


The American Cleaning Institute is a long time supporter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization (CTSO) for young men/women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public/private schools through grade 12. FCCLA is the only national CTSO with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. Visit to learn more about their work.

Poison Prevention Week Council

The United States Congress established National Poison Prevention Week in 1961 (P.L. 87-319). Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event and promote poison prevention. Now more than 50 years later, the Council continues to use National Poison Prevention Week to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. ACI works with the Council to prevent poisonings every day and help ensure the safety of children and adults in homes and communities.