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ACI unveils cleaning product industry sustainability report

April 19, 2011
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WASHINGTON — The first-ever sustainability report for the U.S. cleaning products industry has been released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), according to a press release.

The report showcases aggregated environmental metrics data from producers and suppliers of cleaning products and snapshots of the industry''s social and environmental sustainability programs and activities, the release stated.

In 2009, ACI and its members embarked on a project to report on a common set of sustainability-related metrics relevant to both its consumer packaged goods and raw material supplier members, the release noted.

"Establishing these metrics provides a baseline for indicators by which we can measure sustainability-related performance for the production of cleaning products at ACI member manufacturing facilities in the United States," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI president and chief executive officer (CEO).

According to the release, the report summarizes data on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), energy use, water use and solid waste associated with U.S. production of cleaning products.

"Through our 2011 Sustainability Report, ACI wants to better inform key audiences about our progress and identify where we have challenges to address," Rosenberg added.

"We are taking a few small steps forward with this metrics project, and we plan to build and expand upon this effort through the sustainability journey that lies ahead," Rosenberg concluded.

To view the 2011 Sustainability Report in its entirety, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.

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