ISSA Launches Sustainability CouncilJune 27, 2022
ISSA is pleased to announce the formation of the ISSA Sustainability Council.
The ISSA Board of Directors realizes there is a significant need to take a leading role in the cleaning industry to assist ISSA members with their sustainability efforts. Under the leadership of ISSA Board members Amir Karim and Ailene Grego, the Sustainability Council has expanded to include members from manufacturing, distribution, and service providers.
The ISSA Sustainability Council members include:
- Ailene Grego, SouthEast Link
- Amir Karim, Polykar
- Bill McGarvey, Imperial Dade
- Oriana Raabe, Ecolab Inc.
- Diana Wilson, Supreme Maintenance Organization
- Wendy Welker, Georgia Tech
- Marco Simoncini, Sofidel America Corp.
- Jackie Poulakos, Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Stephen Ashkin, The Ashkin Group LLC.
“The official launch of the ISSA Sustainability Council was a critical next step in helping our members define sustainability and begin building out resources to help them navigate this ever-changing topic,” said ISSA Director of Education, Training, Certification & Standards Brant Insero.
The ISSA Sustainability Council has approved an ISSA Alliance Membership with The Value Reporting Foundation’s Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards. This new alliance membership allows ISSA to directly assist with standards development for sustainability so that the voice of the association’s members will be heard. As part of the alliance membership, ISSA will work with Value Reporting Foundation to provide content, standards, and support related to the reporting of data points supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) that are relevant to the financial performance of the industry.
In addition, the ISSA Sustainability Council will participate in a panel discussion on sustainability at ISSA Show North America 2022 in Chicago on October 10 at 3:00 p.m. An All-Access Pass is required to attend all educational programming.
For more information on the ISSA Sustainability Council visit https://www.issa.com/about-issa/committees-councils/sustainability-committee.