The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Our Future is Clean

Our Future is Clean

“The products and chemistries our industry creates are leading us to a clean and vibrant future.” 

     - Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO

Our Future Is Clean is ACI’s campaign highlighting the cleaning products industry’s efforts toward a clean, sustainable world and to promote consumers’ health and well-being.  

ACI is proud to lead an industry movement involving the biggest companies in the cleaning product sector. Working collectively, our 140-plus members are harnessing our combined influence to seek ways to address the sustainability challenges facing the world today. 

If people are to enjoy a livable tomorrow, behavior must change today – by reducing emissions, using less and recycling, reusing and repurposing more and creating a true circular economy in which waste no longer exists. Together, we can make a real difference in achieving our sustainable goals, helping to ensure a vibrant future.

Learn more about the cleaning product industry's sustainability goals.


Action on Climate Change

The scientific consensus is clear: tackling climate change is essential for a sustainable future. We must also work to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Society cannot continue to live as it does now, using ever-dwindling resources and generating vast amounts of carbon emissions.

That is why we’re issuing a challenge for all of us to do our part to stay within the 1.5°C warming pathway and reach net-zero global emissions by 2050.

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Circular Packaging Ambition

Packaging is a priority topic for action. Cleaning product packaging is essential for the safe transportation and storage of products. It also serves as a communication tool to help people use the product safely. In accordance with the principles of a circular economy, our challenge around product packaging is to design out waste and pollution and keep materials in use, while maintaining the packaging’s essential functions.

The ambition we are striving for is for all cleaning product packaging to be circular. Everyone will need to do their part to complete that circle, from package creation to recycling and back again.

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Sourcing Sustainable Ingredients

A feedstock is a raw or recycled material used to make cleaning product ingredients. Cleaning product companies are working to source more sustainable feedstocks to meet the needs of consumers today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

That is why we’re asking companies in the cleaning product supply chain to sign onto our Sustainable Feedstocks Pledge, committing to driving the use of these more sustainable feedstocks. And you can choose cleaning products that use ingredients from more sustainable sources.

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Follow #OurFutureIsClean to see how the cleaning products industry is working to make our world cleaner, safer and healthier for all of us.