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ISSA members recognized for sustainability, equality

Five ISSA members have been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index, and four to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index.
Thursday, January 28, 2021

ISSA members take pride in their achievements in the field of cleaning and maintenance, and many of them win recognition for their efforts.

Just this week, nine ISSA member companies have been honoured for their achievements in key areas.

Firstly, five member companies have been named to media and investment advisory firm Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index.

The 17th annual edition of the list was compiled using a quantitative methodology to rank global corporations on a variety of sustainability metrics. Those include overall sustainability disclosure rates and penalties for sustainability related violations.

The five ISSA-affiliated organizations included in the list of 100 organizations include:

  • Cascades PRO
  • Essity
  • Henkel AG & Co KGaA, parent company of Dial Professional
  • Novozymes
  • Unilever Plc.

Sustainability prowess wasn’t the only factor that earned recognition for ISSA’s members this week, though.

Four ISSA member companies have been named to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index (GEI).

Bloomberg’s annual list recognizes the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency.

The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand.

This year’s GEI included 380 companies across 50 industries, drawn from a pool of more than 6,000 companies.

The ISSA members included in the 2021 GEI include:

  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G), the parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional
  • Sodexo

In addition, 17 members achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

First published in 2002, HRC’s annual list rates companies on their internal policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, consumers, and investors. This year, more than 1,100 companies actively participated in HRC’s survey, with 767 businesses earning a perfect score.

The ISSA-affiliated organizations that achieved perfect scores on the 2021Corporate Equality Index include:

  • 3M
  • Aramark
  • CBRE
  • The Clorox Co., the parent company of Clorox Professional Products Co.
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Newell Brands Inc., the parent company of Rubbermaid Commercial Products
  • Office Depot
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G), the parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional
  • SC Johnson, the parent company of SC Johnson Professional
  • Sodexo
  • Staples Inc.
  • Unilever
  • W.W. Grainger Inc.

total, ISSA has more than 9,300 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, residential cleaners, in-house service providers, and associated service members.

Companies can apply to become members here.

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