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Materiality assessments provide a comprehensive evaluation of the risks and opportunities most significant to a company’s mid- to long-term success. In 2015, ACI became one of the first organizations to perform such an analysis on an industry-wide basis. Doing so has allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the sustainability issues that matter most to companies and stakeholders. Now we are using this…
December 6, 2018
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) members are committed to innovating and marketing cleaning products and oleochemicals that are effective, sustainable, and safe for human health and the environment. The ability to innovate new products and ingredients is integral to improving these product attributes. ACI helps to advance innovation by representing the industry before federal, state and local governments contemplating actions affecting the industry and its products. We welcome you to…
December 6, 2018
At ACI, we strive to stay at the forefront of sustainability leadership while doing everything we can to assist those companies just starting out on their sustainability journeys. What Sustainability Means to Us In support of ACI’s purpose to advance the health and quality of life of people and protect our planet, we believe it is necessary to strive for a vibrant and sustainable future…
February 8, 2019
In support of ACI’s purpose to advance the health and quality of life of people and protect our planet, we believe it is necessary to strive for a vibrant and sustainable future. To ACI, a vibrant future is one with: Healthy People Cleaning products help people lead healthier lives Flourishing Planet Nature is valued and all Earth’s inhabitants flourish Thriving Business…
December 6, 2018
The U.S. cleaning product industry’s second biennial sustainability report showcases continual adoption of sustainability practices within the cleaning products supply chain. The report details environmental metrics collected from 24 ACI member companies in four key areas: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste generation, all of which show overall decreases in impact. It also highlights how the ACI and its members have played roles in improving product safety and…
February 8, 2019
Child care is essential for millions of working parents and caregivers across the country. This became even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The C Is for Clean: Building Blocks of Health Child Care toolkit is designed to serve all members of the child care community, from providers and employees to children and parents/caregivers, echoing public health guidelines for disinfecting, cleaning and reinforcing hand hygiene…
June 23, 2021
     Handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. Why Does it Matter Now? The COVID-19 pandemic provides a reminder that…
December 5, 2018
    Taking care of our schools is a critical priority for our young people to continue to thrive. For everyone, including faculty, nurses, parents/guardians and students to feel supported and confident in their school community, we recognize health and safety is a top priority – and everyone has an important role to play. The Healthy Schools, Healthy People program is a collaboration of the American Cleaning…
February 4, 2019
Understanding and improving the environmental performance of the industry is a key priority for the American Cleaning Institute. As an essential step to reaching this goal, ACI began tracking industry-wide data on member facility operations in 2009 and reported results publicly in our first biennial Sustainability Report in 2011. Since then, ACI has published five reports showcasing our industry work in sustainability and continues to showcase the important sustainability work being done by the…
February 4, 2019
Frequently cleaning your hands can slow the spread of germs. Alcohol based hand sanitizers or gels or antibacterial wipes are useful alternatives if soap and water are not available (for example, when traveling in the car or taxi on the way to a business meeting, before eating an in-flight meal or snack, outdoor work settings, etc.) When Soap & Water are not Available - Use Hand Sanitizer or Hand Wipes Use one or two squirts or pumps of the product. Rub hands together briskly,…
February 8, 2019