ACI Association News

17 years of research, 283 chemicals, one infographic

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

ACI's High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Program compiled and made public data on 283 major chemicals used globally throughout the cleaning products industry. Sixty-two companies in the U.S., Europe and Japan shared their own data throughout a 17-year process managed by ACI. Those efforts fulfilled voluntary industry commitments to EPA and OECD to make the research data public. A new infographic on ACI's website provides an overview of the HPV program. Visit the ACI Science portal for in-depth information about many of the chemicals that were studied.

ACI members: Sign up for April 9 webinar on Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Twenty-five ACI member companies took part in year one of ACI's Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. Now is your chance to get familiar with the program by signing up for an introductory webinar Thursday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Companies participating in the Charter demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement of key aspects of sustainability across several stages of the cleaning product supply chain. The webinar will take participants through the Charter program and provide an understanding of the requirements and the details for starting a commitment. To register for the webinar, contact ACI's Sustainability Office today.

ACI welcomes Ceara Flake as director of legal affairs

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 19, 2015

ACI has named Ceara N. Flake as its Director of Legal Affairs, a new position within the organization. She will report to Douglas Troutman, ACI General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs. "Ceara's legal experience and knowledge will strengthen ACI's ability to operate even more effectively and efficiently in service to its members," said Troutman. View ACI's news release for more information.

ACI emphasizes safe product use, storage during Poison Prevention Week

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 19, 2015

ACI outlined the necessary steps parents can take to ensure a safe home for their children in a news release distributed nationally during National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21). Separately, ACI's Nancy Bock, Chair of the Poison Prevention Week Council, was quoted in a Council news release that outlined a four-step plan to prevent unintentional poisonings. Additionally, ACI is featuring new posters -- in English and Spanish -- reminding parents that liquid laundry packets are "hands off for children." Help share these important safety message through your social media channels and use the hashtag #PreventPoison.

Clorox, Henkel and Huntsman featured in ACI's Sustainability Showcase

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 12, 2015

Clorox's two Climate Leadership Awards, Henkel's new Sustainability Report, and news about Huntsman surfactant plants achieving certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil are featured in the latest ACI Sustainability Showcase. Throughout the year, the Showcase provides a portal to our member companies' best sustainability content, including sustainability reports, webpages, press releases, and other initiatives. To share your company's latest sustainability update, contact ACI's Sustainability Office.

Liquid laundry packets are hands off for children

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 12, 2015

With National Poison Prevention Week right around the corner -- March 15-21, 2015 -- the American Cleaning Institute reminds parents and caregivers of important advice on laundry safety. "Children should never handle liquid laundry packets," said ACI's Nancy Bock, Chair of the Poison Prevention Week Council. "Like any household cleaning product, laundry packets must be kept out of sight and reach." Visit and share ACI's new laundry safety page, "Liquid Laundry Packets Are HANDS OFF for Children."

How can you prevent poisonings?

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 05, 2015

90% of all poisonings occur in the home, which is the one environment you'd think people had the most control over. Poison prevention at home starts with reading the product label. Turn on the lights, get your glasses and read the label, even if you use the product all the time. The American Cleaning Institute, a longtime supporter and current Chair of the National Poison Prevention Week -- March 15-21, 2015 -- which provides useful advice for parents and caregivers on preventing poisonings in the home. Visit and share a link to ACI's "Prevent Poison @Home" webpage for information on keeping your family safe at home.

It's never too early to save the date: 2016 ACI Convention and 90th Anniversary Celebration

ACI SmartBrief | Mar 05, 2015

Did you know that many ACI member companies spend months planning their business meetings at the ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention? Believe it or not, planning is underway for the 2016 Convention, January 25-30 at the Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. We will be celebrating ACI's 90th anniversary in 2016, which will formally kickoff at our next Convention. Companies are already making plans for event and Convention sponsorships. For more information, contact ACI's Nancy Bock.

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