ISSA’s Sustainability Initiative
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, established its ISSA Sustainability Committee in 2022 to develop an accessible, credible, and enduring multifaceted sustainability program for the global cleaning industry. The Committee convenes volunteer leaders from all facets of the supply chain and services sector to identify and develop resources members need (e.g., training and educational programs on sustainability, reporting tools, ESG, government requirements, et al.) for organizational improvement and responding to customers’ sustainability requests.
Although several sustainability programs exist in the universe, none focus on the unique aspects of the cleaning industry. While prior cleaning-industry sustainability initiatives have focused on green products and education, a gap exists regarding establishing recognized tools and standards for broader sustainability efforts including environmental, social equity, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
To date, the committee’s membership includes more than 140 industry professionals. Its emerging Leadership Council and Work Groups will focus on developing the specific programs and value drivers for ISSA members and the cleaning industry overall. Stay tuned as the ISSA Sustainability Committee shares its latest developments at ISSA Show North America 2024!