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IEHA release 2.10

February 10, 2012

IEHA Recognizes Clorox Commercial Solutions® Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners as High Performance Cleaning Products (HPCP)

Westerville, OH — International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is pleased to announce that Clorox Commercial Solutions® Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners from Clorox Professional Products Company have been recognized as High Performance Cleaning Products (HPCP).

HPCP is a voluntary, fee-based program which tests green product performance on real-world soils. To be approved for the IEHA HPCP program, a product must perform exceedingly well on more than one type of dirt and soil as determined by the Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Lab at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. During testing, it was proven that Clorox Commercial Solutions® Green Works® All Purpose Cleaner, Green Works® Bathroom Cleaner and Green Works® Glass Cleaner were effective and performed equal to or better than comparative products tested.

“In addition to testing the supplied products, the evaluation compared Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners to traditional cleaning products typically used for the various applications,” said Jason Marshall, ScD and Laboratory Director for TURI. “To be considered for the HPCP program, the products must work as well as or better than traditional products. Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners meet those requirements for all-purpose, bathroom and glass cleaning.”

Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners is a line of cleaning products specially designed for cleaning professionals that are 99 percent naturally derived and deliver the quality and efficacy you expect from Clorox. Made with plant-based, biodegradable cleaning ingredients, the commercials products clean without harsh fumes or residues, and are never tested on animals.

“Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners were designed to provide professionals with high-performing naturally derived cleaning products they could rely on,” said Heather Day, scientist, The Clorox Company. “We’re pleased to receive our validation on our products lines performance from a credible third party laboratory such as TURI, as well as the HPCP recognition from IEHA.”

TURI Lab testing involves rigorous scientific testing. “For the TURI Lab methods, efficacy was determined by weighing surface materials before and after cleaning to determine the amount of soil removed,” explained Marshall. “In addition to weighing, by measuring the color of the surface prior to cleaning (after soiling and after cleaning), the amount of soil removed was related to the change in color of the surface. The closer to the original level, the better the cleaning performance of Green Works® Concentrated Cleaners was, proving its top-notch performance.”

Disclaimer: The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Lab, and IEHA, do not endorse products. This release is provided solely for information purposes and does not constitute a product recommendation by UMass Lowell, TURI or IEHA. UMass Lowell has agreed to permit its name and logo to be associated with outcomes of the IEHA High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing arrangement, with appropriate disclaimers to protect the credibility of the institution, its research associates and IEHA.

About Clorox Professional Products Company
Clorox Professional Products Company, a division of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), offers a full line of established brands designed to address your workplace challenges. Our professional products include the industry''s most recognized brand names, including Clorox® Germicidal Bleach, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaners and Pine-Sol® Cleaners. Whether it be hospitals, offices, schools, hotels or any other commercial setting, we at Clorox are committed to not only understanding the ever-changing demands of the professional cleaning environment, but to developing solutions to help our customers excel in their businesses. For more information, visit

About IEHA

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, and certification opportunities. For more information, visit

About University of Massachusetts Lowell – TURI

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals while enhancing the economic competitiveness of local businesses. The TURI Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions, and product formulators, to choose and develop safer substitutes. To learn more, visit