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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
Findings Indicate that a European Model for Predicting Environmental Concentrations for Alkyl Sulfates is Overly Conservative Article Published in Environmental Sciences Europe A European Union model used to predict the environmental exposure of a major detergent ingredient is overly conservative and “significantly overestimates” effluent concentrations, new research shows. A study co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), “Comparing the European Union System for the Evaluation…
January 11, 2021
Outcomes of negligible environmental risk mean consumers can feel confident about the safety of these ingredients going down the drain. Results were consistent with assessments by authoritative bodies around the world. Newly published research indicates that an important ingredient used in detergents and cleaning products poses a low ecological risk to waterways. The study, “Environmental risk assessment of polycarboxylate polymers used in cleaning products in the United States,” is…
June 16, 2020
One of the key components of an innovative workforce is a diverse and inclusive team. That’s why we’re celebrating the vital role of diversity in innovation for #STEMDay!
November 17, 2020
The second issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2018 Convention News – Issue 2 The publication reviews the 2020 Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues, and reports on other industry news.
January 31, 2020
The first issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2018 Convention News – Issue 2 The publication reviews the 2018 ACI Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues, and reports on other industry news.
May 6, 2019
The first issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2020 Convention News – Issue 1 The publication previews the 2020 ACI Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues and reports on other industry news. Follow daily news updates from the 2020 ACI Convention on ACI’s Twitter feed and via the hashtag #2020ACI.
January 24, 2020
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
The first issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2018 Convention News – Issue 1 The publication previews the 2018 ACI Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues, and reports on other industry news. Follow daily news updates from the 2018 ACI Convention on ACI’s Twitter feed and via the hashtag #2018ACI.
May 6, 2019
The Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit was hosted in New York City on May 2-3rd. Organized by Organic Monitor, the aim of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit is to advance sustainability in the cleaning products industry by debating key issues in a high-level forum. More Details  Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:00 Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:00
March 11, 2019