The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released a new report, Rising to an Unprecedented Challenge: The cleaning products industry’s response to COVID-19, which outlines the actions industry leaders have taken in response to the increased demand for cleaning and hand hygiene products.
In addition to a rapid and massive increase in production output, the industry and supply chain has continued to prioritise giving back to communities. The collective response has included:
- In-kind donations valuing $709 million to hospitals, nursing homes, food banks, childcare facilities, nonprofits and other organisations worldwide
- Donation of 10 million units of products and personal protective equipment
- A 23 per cent average increase in production volume by manufacturers of cleaning and sanitising products
- Additional capacity within the supply chain to support production of over 427,000 gallons of hand sanitiser globally
“From the frontlines of healthcare to our homes and home offices, hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting products have been an indispensable ally in the fight against COVID-19,” said ACI president and CEO, Melissa Hockstad.
“The global pandemic has had a devasting effect on communities, business, and individuals across the US. ACI believes we must learn from this and not simply return to business as usual but use this moment to move closer to a sustainable future.”
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