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October 10, 2023

ACI Recognizes “Early Adopters” of Sustainable Feedstocks Initiative

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On September 18, 2023, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) recognized member companies that have been “early adopters” of its Sustainable Feedstocks Initiative, “aimed to drive the use of more sustainable feedstocks in cleaning product ingredients and products throughout the industry.” ACI states that the initiative focused on the top raw materials used in cleaning products. For the purposes of this initiative, ACI defines a sustainable feedstock as “a raw or recycled material available to meet the requirements of the cleaning product industry today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” According to ACI, member companies participating in the Initiative are meeting the goals associated with the Sustainable Feedstocks Pledge:

  • Goal 1: Identify relevant feedstocks, risks and sustainability opportunities across cleaning ingredient portfolios;
  • Goal 2: Increase the use of more sustainable feedstocks and feedstocks created with more sustainable production practices across cleaning ingredient portfolios; and
  • Goal 3: Collaborate across the cleaning products value chain to drive increased transparency, availability, and adoption of more sustainable feedstocks.

“Early Adopter” companies include Henkel, IFF, Inolex, Novozymes, and Twin Rivers Technologies.