ISSA

The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

About ISSA

Committed to helping members change the way the world views cleaning.

The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning. ISSA promotes the vision that cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. 

With more than 9,300 members that include distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, residential cleaners, in-house service providers, and associated service members. ISSA helps increase professionalism and member success by offering business tools, events, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry and the value it provides. The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Botany, Australia; Mainz, Germany; and Shanghai, China. 

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History

of ISSA

“I realized there was a great deal I did not know about the business. I presumed that a conference of successful distributors, drawn from various metropolitan cities, would result in an exchange of ideas that would be beneficial to all.”

This was the basic vision of Alfred Richter, who founded the National Sanitary Supply Association in 1923.

Richter understood that the cleaning industry needed to unite as a community—not only for the betterment of its members but also for the health of the nation. Based on these ideals, the association grew from its few founding members to a worldwide organization, and in 1966, to reflect its growing international membership, the association changed its name to International Sanitary Supply Association. Then, in 2005, the association embraced cleaning service providers, prompting the association to change its name and tagline simply to: ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association.

ISSA’s 94 years of experience can mean success for your future. ISSA has alliances with more than 75 local, regional, and national associations as well as industry, government, and other leading corporate and community entities around the world. These are in addition to its regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China.

Enrich your company and educate your employees by connecting with more than 9,200 distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaning professionals, publishers, and associate members from around the world.

ISSA is committed to advancing the vision of its founder—making you the ultimate success.

Divisions of ISSA

On Mission. Change the Way the World Views Cleaning.

Over the years, ISSA has assembled various divisions of the commercial and institutional cleaning community with one goal, to change the way the world views cleaning. These divisions are ingrained in not only the association but the annual ISSA Show North America.

Explore the different divisions below to learn more about their involvement within the industry.


Member

Benefits

Joining ISSA will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to make connections, improve your operations, and boost your bottom line.

Please note, quantities and offerings are dependent upon membership package types.

Attendees

  • Access to All Affinity Partner Programs
  • Access to the ISSA Bookstore
  • Access to the ISSAtv video library
  • Access to the online member directory
  • Access to your Personal Development Center 
  • Access to White Papers, Standards, and Benchmark Reports
  • All-Access Pass to ISSA Show North America Trade Show
  • Article in ISSA Today, Cleanfax, CMM Magazine & Websites
  • Company and Employees listed in Member Directory
  • Discounts on Events, Workshops, Seminars
  • Eligible for ISSA Employee Benefits Program    
  • Employee Member Access Accounts
  • Free PR Announcements to industry via all ISSA Digital Platforms
  • Free Trade Show Floor Access to ISSA Show North America
  • Industry and market reports
  • Industry Newsletters
  • Industry-standards to reinforce your excellence
  • Infection control resources, outbreak guidelines, and checklists
  • ISSA Member Only Tools and Resources
  • ISSA Today Digital Subscription
  • Member Directory Mailing List
  • Member Promotions Kit
  • Access to myNetwork
  • Online Learning Subscriptions 
  • Tools to prove your ROI to decision-makers
  • Value of Clean Toolkit
  • Webinar Sponsorship

Exhibitors

  • Access to All Affinity Partner Programs
  • Access to the ISSA Bookstore
  • Access to the ISSAtv video library 
  • Access to the online member directory
  • Access to your Personal Development Center 
  • Access to White Papers, Standards, and Benchmark Reports
  • All-Access Pass to ISSA Show North America Trade Show
  • Article in ISSA Today, Cleanfax, CMM Magazine & Websites
  • Company and Employees listed in Member Directory
  • Discounts on Events, Workshops, Seminars
  • Eligible for ISSA Employee Benefits Program    
  • Employee Member Access Accounts
  • Free PR Announcements to industry via all ISSA Digital Platforms
  • Free Trade Show Floor Access to ISSA Show North America 
  • Industry and market reports
  • Industry Newsletters
  • Industry-standards to reinforce your excellence
  • Infection control resources, outbreak guidelines, and checklists
  • ISSA Member Only Tools and Resources
  • ISSA Today Digital Subscription
  • Member Directory Mailing List
  • Member Promotions Kit
  • Access to myNetwork
  • Online Learning Subscriptions 
  • Tools to prove your ROI to decision-makers
  • Value of Clean Toolkit
  • Webinar Sponsorship

Show Specific

Exhibitor Membership Benefits

  • Exhibit space discounts at qualifying ISSA tradeshows across the world.
  • Company listing in the ISSSA Member Buyer’s Guide.
  • Company listing on the top section of the ISSA.com website – 20,000 searches per month!
  • Advocacy at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government.
  • Complimentary badge for ISSA Show North America.
  • Discounts on advertising in all ISSA Media Publications – ISSA Today, Cleanfax, CMM (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)
  • Membership seniority point accrual for booth space selection.

Industry Type

Membership Benefits

Click the images below to find out how you can take advantage of additional membership benefits in your area of the industry.

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For 30 years, ISSA has helped cleaning professionals to be their most creative, connect to peers, and see what's next. Joining ISSA means you dare to be the best cleaning professional you can be.