The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI’s Sustainability Program on Display at CESIO 2023

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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will showcase how the cleaning product supply chain is contributing to a more sustainable planet during the 12th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention (CESIO), June 5-7 in Rome, Italy.

The theme for CESIO 2023 is “Surfactants – High Performance Solutions for a Better World”.

On June 6, Kathleen Stanton, ACI Associate Vice President, Technical & International Affairs, will chair a Safety and Regulatory Affairs session, “Framework for Surfactant Development and Assessment.”

Nathan Sell, ACI Senior Director, Sustainability, will outline ACI’s in-depth sustainability programs in his June 7 presentation, “Industry-Wide Sustainability Initiatives: The American Cleaning Institute’s Approach to a More Sustainable Cleaning Product Supply Chain.”

Sell will discuss ACI’s initiatives on climate change, circularity and promoting cold water laundering.

“ACI’s leadership on surfactant science and sustainability will proudly be on display at CESIO 2023,” said Dr. James Kim, ACI Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs. “Being a part of this event also allows us to connect with scientific and technical experts from ACI member companies around the world, sharing insights and learning about the latest innovations and global regulatory trends.”

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.