Second cleaning product industry sustainability report shows decreases in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste generation
Submitted by: American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
Posted: Aug 07, 2013 – 09:22 AM EST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 07 /CSRwire/ - The American Cleaning Institute's (ACI) just-released 2013 Sustainability Report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental metric data points: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste generation.
In 2012, 24 ACI member companies, including cleaning product makers and suppliers, contributed environmental metrics data reflecting U.S. cleaning product-related production. To ensure year-to-year comparability in all data categories, only companies whose data spanned all three reporting years (2009, 2010 and 2011) are presented in the Report.
The U.S. cleaning product industry’s second biennial sustainability report showcases continual adoption of sustainability practices within the cleaning products supply chain. It also highlights how ACI and its members are improving product safety and transparency and giving back to those in need.
“As an organization representing the cleaning product supply chain, we are proud of our industry’s progress in sustainability and transparency,” said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President and CEO. “We continue to build the pathway for all ACI member companies to showcase sustainability successes and challenges that are integral to doing business in today’s marketplace.”
Among the findings of the 2012 ACI Sustainability Metrics Program:
The following companies – representing 83 percent of ACI’s member dues base – submitted metrics data for the Sustainability Metrics Program:
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
The Clorox Company
The Dow Chemical Company
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Shell Chemical LP
The online version of the 2013 Sustainability Report features a gateway to more than 30 profiles of how ACI members demonstrate sustainability throughout their companies. Their sustainability stories are available at www.cleaninginstitute.org/sustainability2013.
The report also features an updated summary of ACI’s social and environmental sustainability programs, as well as details on ACI scientific and research programs, including the accomplishments listed below.
Building upon decades of successful partnerships with organizations that share ACI’s goal of contributing to better living, ACI collaborates with organizations that use cleaning and hygiene products for positive social change:
ACI’s scientific and research programs contribute tools, data and insight that ACI member companies use to assess the safety and effectiveness of cleaning products and their ingredients:
About the American Cleaning Institute
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) represents formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of consumers through sustainable cleaning products and practices.
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