The Innovation Award Program will recognise the best advances in the cleaning industry during ISSA Show North America 2022. Back for its 13th year, the annual program celebrates companies in the commercial, institutional and residential cleaning community that are addressing industry challenges with new products and services. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit their entries now to promote their most innovative products.
ISSA Executive Director John Barrett said: “This community has always been forward-thinking, working relentlessly to overcome industry obstacles with products that create a cleaner, healthier world. We anticipate this year’s candidates will bring nothing but the best.”
The program will feature 2022 Presenting Sponsor of the Innovation Showcase & Theater Tork, an Essity brand that has become the global leader in professional hygiene products and services, including dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, intelligent restroom solutions and more. Tork has supported its clients for more than 50 years, providing efficient solutions that allow businesses to focus more on what they do best. Its proven expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability has helped to establish Tork as both an industry trailblazer and committed partner to customers in more than 110 countries.
“As a long-time participant in the Innovation Awards Program, Tork is pleased to offer support this year as the Presenting Sponsor,” said Don Lewis, President, Essity Professional Hygiene. “Innovation is essential to move the needle on hygiene, efficiency and sustainability in ways that benefit our customers and help improve communities. As cleaning industry leaders, we are responsible for finding solutions that deliver greener and cleaner environments.”
For the first time this year, the program will present an Environment and Sustainability Award to an industry leader dedicated to environmental innovation. Other program awards include Innovation of the Year and Honoree Awards, Industry Choice Awards including the Distributor Choice Award, Residential Cleaning Choice Award, Manufacturer Representative Choice Award, and the Facility Service Provider Award.
Participating exhibitors will receive several Innovation Award Program benefits, including onsite product display in the Innovation Showcase during the event, a featured article highlighting the participants and products in the Official Exhibit Directory and extensive media exposure through all ISSA and ISSA Show North America media channels.
The winners will be selected through online voting and an independent panel of industry experts who will evaluate nominees for sustainability, originality, practicality and more. They will be announced during ISSA Show North America 2022 taking place October 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
For more information about the awards, visit www.issashow.com/en/industry/innovation-awards-program/cast-your-vote.html.
To see a list of last year’s winners, visit www.issashow.com/en/exhibit/exhibitor-resources/innovation-awards-program.html.