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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
ACI's 2019 Sustainability Report details a new strategy calling on the cleaning products industry to take bolder, collective action to achieve a cleaner world. Grounded in the key aspirations we all have for our society, ACI’s sustainability strategy aims to unite industry efforts for greater impact to increase transparency, reduce emissions, value nature and contribute positively.   Download the Report  
September 5, 2019
Laundry Safety Alerts & Icons Education is the key to injury prevention and ACI is working with a variety of organizations who are helping echo our safety messages. You may have noticed that some retailers are posting information near single-load liquid laundry packets on the shelves of your favorite stores to help raise consumer awareness of the safe use of these products. This information is important and should not be ignored when shopping and using these products. Take a moment 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
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
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…
February 4, 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
The ACI Convention and Annual Meeting is the industry’s premiere event for business-to-business networking. You won’t want to miss the largest ACI networking opportunity of the year! This event is held each year in Orlando, Florida at the end of January and brings together hundreds of cleaning product producers and their supply chain partners. Highlights include a key note presentation, consumer panel, technology showcase and an issues panel discussing the latest hot button topics in the…
December 6, 2018
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