ISSA has launched what is describes as ‘a multifaceted new endeavour designed to help its members gain greater acceptance of the positive impact of cleaning and to assist them in navigating the ongoing challenges facing the industry.
‘The association’s new position is meant to reflect the forward direction its members are taking each day to provide state-of-the-art cleaning processes and products, change perceptions of cleaning and protect public health. This focus is reflected in multiple new programs as well as ISSA’s new logo and tagline – Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation.
The ISSA explained that ongoing market consolidations, cost pressures, complex environmental considerations, new product innovations, and increasing threats from pandemics and other health issues continue to reshape the scope and impact of the global cleaning industry.
‘To help members address these issues, ISSA is rededicating its resources and expertise to more effectively educate the commercial market about the vital impact cleaning has on human health, the environment, and the bottom line (including tenant retention, reduced employee absenteeism, increased savings, and extended asset lifecycles).
‘The objective is to ensure facility decision makers take full advantage of the measurable impact cleaning can have on both their operational and financial success, and to ensure they – and the world – view cleaning not as an expense to be minimised, but as the vital investment it truly is.’
ISSA is improving upon the communications, tools, and advocacy its members rely on to help drive their business, stay on top of the latest trends and innovations, and best serve their customers and employees.
It released ‘ground-breaking’ tools at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America.
*The Value of Clean Calculator. This first-of-its-kind calculator will measure the impact cleaning has on critical areas, such as occupant productivity, absenteeism, asset preservation, and sustainability. By using this tool, ISSA members can directly show facility managers the unrealised savings achieved through proper cleaning, justify necessary new investments and garner increased appreciation by management for the true value cleaning can provide an organisation
*Transpare™. This is the first online platform to help purchasers of green cleaning products easily differentiate options using an unprecedented level of comprehensive and transparent environmental, safety and health attributes. Users will be able to easily identify what makes up a product’s overall environmental attribute profile and ensure that these qualities are in line with purchasers’ specific sustainability needs.
Manufacturers also are able to leverage Transpare to better promote their products’ innovative environmental, safety, and health attributes in a harmonised platform for the first time.