American Cleaning Institute honored as EPA 2022 Safer Choice Partner of the Year; ACI was recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Supporter

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November 2, 2022 (press release) –

  • Award Recognizes ACI’s Strong Support of Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the U.S. cleaning product supply chain, as a Safer Choice Partner of the Year. ACI was recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Supporter.

EPA’s Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment.

Throughout 2021, ACI met with EPA staff to better understand how the association can support Safer Choice and provided a forum for EPA staff to share information about the program with ACI members.

“Many ACI member companies have products and chemistries that are recognized by the EPA Safer Choice program. ACI is proud to have supported the program for over a decade through ongoing work with EPA staff,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI’s President & CEO. “We look forward to continuing that work well into the future.”

ACI also educated members, through a webinar and corresponding resources, on how programs like Safer Choice can show consumers that the ingredients in their products have been reviewed for safety criteria for human health and the environment. In turn, ACI created a resource to help consumers learn about certifications like Safer Choice.

ACI also enhance consumer awareness of Safer Choice through regular posts on its social media channels, such as FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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