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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
Computer Cleaning: Hotspots for Germs in the Office Think about all the "public" surfaces you touch on your way to work – railings, door handles, coins and tokens, cash machines, elevator buttons and more. Then, when you get to your destination, washing your hands probably isn't the first thing you do. Instead, you probably grab a cup of coffee and turn on your computer. If you power up before you clean up, all the germs and bacteria that commuted with you are transferred from…
December 6, 2018
     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
MAIN PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF POSITION Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP), Communication, Outreach & Membership, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator works closely with the SVP as well as the Senior Director, Digital Communications; Director, Stakeholder Communications; and other ACI staff to support internal and external communications and outreach efforts. The incumbent collaborates as part of the Communications team to assist in the execution of the programs to…
June 14, 2022
Whether you have an infant, toddler or preschooler at home, it’s important to understand cleaning priorities and practices as kids crawl, toddle and run. Focus cleaning efforts on key places for health and wellbeing and stay ahead of cleaning safety precautions. Cleaning for Health Parents with infants do, on average, a load of laundry a day. Parents with toddlers know anything within reach will be put in their mouths eventually. And as children get older, there are different things to focus…
December 6, 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
ACI hosted a free webinar to help you learn about consumer education programs and free resources that are available from American Cleaning Institute.  In less than 30 minutes, our experts will help you get to know ACI. View the November 12, 2015 recording below.What will you learn?The Webinar is useful for existing partners and other organizations that are interested in learning more about ACI's health, hygiene and home safety educational materials as well our national awards programs.…
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
Cleaning product labels contain more information than ever before. Whatever you want to know about a product can likely be found either printed on the label or by following a link or QR code to additional details online. It is important to read the information on the label before using a product because there are instructions and safety messages to ensure safe and effective use. From directions to ingredients, our resources will help you understand more about what you will find on a cleaning…
February 6, 2021