Sustainability: The Impact on the Cleaning Industry

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Dec 06 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




ISSA Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $59 USD

The panel of experts will define Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG), explaining how sustainability efforts play into the bigger picture of ESG and our society. During this information packed discussion, the panelists will:

  • Share best practices on how to communicate sustainability and ESG efforts with customers
  • Provide specifics within the cleaning industry sectors, including:
    • How to Measure Your Sustainability Baseline
    • Committing Plans for Reduction
    • What’s Next in Sustainability and ESG

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Hygieia Network


Hygieia Network
(224) 534-5059

Other Organizers

Dr. Felicia Townsend
(224) 534-5059
[email protected]


  • Jill Trider
    Jill Trider

    Jill Trider is a Customer Marketing Manager – Sustainability at Essity Professional Hygiene North America. She is passionate about driving sustainability efforts with Tork products that improve business performance through sustainable hygiene, Jill possesses more than a decade of experience in B2B and B2C industries, where she has built strong expertise in sustainability initiatives.

  • Ashlee Adams
    Ashlee Adams

    Ashlee Adams has worked in environmental sustainability for over 16 years and spent the last 3 ½ years at ISS dedicated to working with our organization to achieve broad and important Environmental Sustainability Goals. She has also worked with several clients on special projects, including energy management, waste management and diversion, and carbon reporting with efficiency practices in mind.

    Ashlee comes to the Sustainability field with a background in the public sector where she developed several programs to increase adoption of waste and recycling programs through a county of 1.2 million residents.

    Ashlee earned two bachelor’s degrees before taking her first job in Human Resources. Fortunately, the opportunity to work in sustainability opened and she has been able to work in a challenging and rewarding field. She earned a Master’s degree in 2015 a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor in 2020 and a Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Certificate – Cambridge University 2023.

  • Malene Thiele
    Malene Thiele

    Malene Thiele is the Global Director, ESG and Sustainability, at Nilfisk. Having been a sustainability professional for 18 years, Malene Thiele began her career as Sustainability professional in 2005 in the telco industry. Today, she is a well-known figure debating the corporate sustainable transition in Denmark. Prior to joining Nilfisk in 2022, Malene Thiele was Head of CSR in the industry association Danish Chamber of Commerce.

    During this time, she also served as Chairman of the Board of the multistakeholder organization, Ethical Trade Denmark and member of the 2030 panel appointed to support the political work of the 2030 Network, consisting of members of the Danish Parliament.

    Her entry into political advocacy was paved by a position in the Danish Business Authority. In addition to her engagement with Nilfisk, Malene serves as a member of the board of the UN Global Compact Network Denmark, and member of the ESG Panel set up by the Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists, and she participates in the ISSA Sustainability Committee.

    Malene has also worked as a sustainability specialist at Copenhagen Airports and lived in Kenya for three years supporting the Kenyan network of UN Global Compact members. Malene graduated as Cand.Merc.Int from Copenhagen Business School in 2005.

  • Steve Ashkin
    Steve Ashkin

    Steve Ashkin is passionate about the global cleaning industry and cares deeply about the estimated 100 million workers the industry employs and how our industry affects the environment. Steve is considered the “father of green cleaning” and recently recognized by ISSA – the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association as one of the most influential members of the industry over the past 100 years. Steve’s current projects including serving on the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings Committee, co-chairing ISSA’s Sustainability Committee, and launching green cleaning in Asia and the Middle East.

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