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Sustainability Experience

ISSA Show North America’s Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to ISSA Show North America positively impacting the people and planet. We want to play a key role in helping the industry improve its own sustainability by connecting people with the networks and knowledge to help solve the big challenges in our industry.

Informa & Sustainability

Inspiring Sustainable Development 

  • Our first aim is for our events to inspire sustainable development.
  • This is about the sustainability of the industry that our event serves. With focus on our content and partnerships, we inspire our attendees, exhibitors and event teams to deliver a sustainable event.

Environmental Responsibility

  • Our second aim is to run our events in an environmentally responsible manner. The key is considering how we can reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, consideration of our energy use, waste reduction and our procurement choice. 

Social Responsibility

  • Our third aim is to run our events in a socially responsible manner. This requires us to think about the impact we have on the local community and whether we are being a good neighbor. It also includes how we consider the welfare of everyone at our events, how we do business in an ethical and safe manner and how we promote equality and accessibility.

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! 

Environmental, Social Responsibility & Governance Education Sessions

Stay tuned for sessions on the topic of Sustainability being featured in the 2024 ISSA Show NA education line-up.