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Cleaning Industry Launches Climate Initiative

November 13, 2007

Source: The Ashkin Group, LLC

The cleaning industry includes over 70,000 companies, hundreds of thousands of vehicles, and employs nearly 4 million people.  Its new Cleaning Industry Climate Initiative will create awareness and help companies, especially janitorial product distributors and facility service providers to voluntarily begin measuring, reducing and offsetting their emissions caused by energy use and transportation.

The program has several levels which allow participants to attain goals that are most feasible for their company, while encouraging continual improvement.  The participants will also be recognized for their reduction and offset achievements at each level.

Companies can join the Cleaning Industry Climate Challenge by visiting

For comprehensive information on green cleaning products and programs, including best management practices and exemplary cleaning policies see the Responsible Purchasing Guide: Cleaners.

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