"ACI’s sustainability mission is to enable our membership to drive improvements in sustainability across our industry and throughout our supply chain," said ACI President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg.
"The ACI Charter for Sustainable Cleaning provides a framework for continual assessment, review, and improvement in sustainability performance at major stages of the product lifecycle."
Companies who sign-up for the Charter must formally commit to the ACI Principles for Sustainability, must participate in ACI’s Sustainability Metrics Program, and work toward implementing a set of Essential Sustainability Procedures and Activities (SPAs).
Charter participants must assure that they have systems in place for continual assessment, review, and improvement of sustainability performance at every important stage of the product lifecycle, according to ACI.
"These Essential Sustainability Procedures and Activities focus on best practices in areas such as raw material selection, resource management, product safety and manufacturing, packaging design, occupational health and safety, and sustainability reporting," Rosenberg said.
ACI members that have met the requirements for ACI’s Charter for Sustainable Cleaning include:
DuPont Industrial Biosciences,
Procter & Gamble,
Church & Dwight,
The ACI Charter is based in part on the A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, a voluntary initiative of the European soaps, detergents and maintenance products industry developed by ACI’s sister trade association, A.I.S.E.
ACI member companies seeking more information about the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning can contact ACI’s Sustainability Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.