Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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American Cleaning Institute partners with Good360 and SBP on disaster resiliency efforts
The American Cleaning Institute is launching a strategic partnership with national nonprofits Good360 and SBP that will enhance ACI member company efforts to more efficiently and effectively contribute to disaster relief efforts.
Building on the broader philanthropic and community work ACI members have been doing regularly for many years, this partnership benefits ACI members by providing opportunities for purposeful and impactful giving, allowing members to maximise the impact of their charitable giving to communities affected by disasters.
The alliance will also provide training, resources and tools to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, helping members reduce the risk of disasters and recover quickly should one strike.
ACI members have a history of generous donations through Good360, and this partnership provides the opportunity to formally expand those relationships and build new ones. In September 2020, Colgate-Palmolive committed to donating $20 million in health and hygiene products to nonprofit organisations including Good360. When Hurricane Delta made landfall along the Louisiana coast, Ecolab donated bleach to aid in clean-up efforts.
In addition to the resources ACI members have donated through Good 360, members, including Dow, have volunteered with SBP. In March 2018, 81 volunteers from Dow helped to rebuild homes for six Houston families who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey.
"Manufacturers throughout the cleaning product supply chain are steadfast supporters of our communities and those in need," says Melissa Hockstad, ACI president & CEO. "We are excited about the opportunity to expand and extend our disaster resiliency and product philanthropy work and to make that support more effective than ever."
By leveraging each other's strengths and experiences, ACI, Good360 and SBP look forward to many successful initiatives to assist the cleaning products industry become even more resilient and active in disaster recovery.
www.good360.org / www.sbpusa.org / www.cleaninginstitute.org
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