The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has continued its member audits throughout the pandemic and has reported a 93 per cent compliance rate across all schemes in 2020.
During 2020, a total of 146 audits took place, equaling the number of audits conducted in 2019.
The CHSA’s independent auditor checked 11,969 product lines in distributors, auditing 1,160 individual cotton-based products, checking more than 472 labels on plastic-based products and 126 individual products. 740 labels on paper-based products were audited and the dimensions of 242 paper-based products confirmed.
In addition, the Accreditation Scheme for Manufacturers of Cleaning Chemicals was launched in September 2020, 18 members being checked before receiving formal certification. These results make clear the importance of looking for the CHSA Certification Mark when buying cleaning and hygiene products.