Creating clarity in a huge industry
The cleaning industry is enormous, and there are thousands of cleaning products to choose from. As part of a large project, the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, A.I.S.E. is investing in developing advanced sustainability profiles (ASPs) that signal to customers whether a product meets certain sustainability criteria.
Since A.I.S.E. is an industry association, not a manufacturer, it was important to build engagement among stakeholders to provide the required data.
Finding hotspots and enabling comparisons
SimaPro LCAs were used to determine the impacts of a wide range of products and to find their environmental hotspots. The transparent methods in SimaPro made it possible to compare products against a reference case, allowing manufacturers to see how their products compared with their competitors’. Because the criteria in the ASPs were carefully chosen, A.I.S.E. now has a solid basis to communicate to its members which performance criteria are most important. And customers benefit by being able to see a succinct summary of a cleaning product’s impact.