The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is creating the
Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI), dedicated to keeping all stakeholders informed about product
The goal, explained Paul DeLeo, senior director, environ-
mental safety, ACI, is to make safety publicly available for
every chemical ingredient used in every formulated consum-
er cleaning manufactured by its members. CPISI objectives
“We will be working on this for the next four years,” said
DeLeo, whose team has surveyed 900 products from 12 American
Cleaning Institute members. The inventory includes more than
13,000 separate ingredient entries and more than 1,000 separate
listed ingredient names.
from Matthews Olympic experience. Teamwork is critical.
“You are better together than by yourself,” she told HAPPI.
“When companies look for strategic partnerships, they will
happened at The Games, where people walked the talk and
delivered. That made for a better, happier environment.”
Better, happier environments. Isn’t that really the goal
of every consumer who purchases a hard surface cleaner or
• Registration is now open for the American Cleaning Institute’s
(ACI) 2013 Annual Meeting, set for Jan. 28-Feb. 2 in Orlando. One
of the highlights is the executive leadership panel on Jan. 31, which
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and your company, but the world was watching when Jan Matthews was cleaning up at
the London Olympic Games as its head of catering, cleaning and waste services. Matthews,
the CEO at RP Global, had the herculean task
of feeding and cleaning for thousands of athletes and spectators.
In the midst of all that humanity, what
areas represented the toughest cleaning challenges? As every homeowner might suspect,
the kitchens and bathrooms.
“The kitchens were being used 24/7,
and the workforce was preparing 15,000
meals a day,” she recalled. “There was no
down time for deep cleaning.”
To overcome that obstacle, the Games
relied heavily on P&G Professional to pro-
vide cleaning staff with the training needed
to use products properly. At the same time,
the grounds were monitored and APT tests
were taken regularly to ensure that clean-
ing was being done correctly.
Kitchen duty aside, ensuring that the
toilets were clean and smelled fresh was
the toughest cleaning job at The Games.
the job done
And what was the biggest takeaway
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