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August MoU Spotlight

IICRC MoU Spotlight

What is an MoU? An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding. The IICRC forms strategic partnerships through the use of MoUs with organizations that lead to the Institute’s standards and certifications use in other industries. MoUs also expand the global reach and value of the Institute by fostering long-term relationships in other countries with organizations that share our mission and values.

As part of an ongoing series, the Institute will highlight a new MoU in each issue of the IICRCToday. Who’s up this month? ISSA

Rosie Rangel, ISSA Director of Industry Outreach

What is ISSA / what is your mission?
ISSA is the leading worldwide association for the cleaning industry. ISSA's mission is to change the way the world views cleaning – increasing the appreciation for cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Our vision is to be the leading resource for information, education, networking and commercial opportunities as well as the leading voice in government and the community for firms within the cleaning industry around the globe.

Who is ISSA’s audience?
ISSA is an association of professional organizations involved in the commercial cleaning industry that provide facility solutions. ISSA has evolved to represent the entire global value chain of firms involved in ensuring clean environments.  
What are three things ISSA is working on in the upcoming year?
ISSA is continuously working on increasing value to its members, so we will continue to build out the Value of Clean tools and resources.
Other resources we will be expanding for our members include The ISSA Clean Standard: Institutional and Commercial Facilities, which applies to office buildings, retail stores, hotels and other similar facilities. It derives from research in K-12 schools, but has been restructured to make it applicable to and easier to use in institutional and commercial facilities.
Finally, we will continue to increase the ROI for cleaning professionals who attend ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America. This year's show, which will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features a new Outdoor Exhibit space where attendees can see even more product demonstrations and hands-on workshops, including the IICRC Basic Skills Commercial Carpet Maintenance Certificate Program and the IICRC Basic Skills Hard Floor Maintenance Certificate Program. The show also features a compelling lineup of keynote speakers, including Afterburner, a global team of former fighter pilots; late night talk show host Jay Leno and Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary. Additional information about the show is available at

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