IEHA Awards Inaugural “Seal of Approval” to Spic and Span® by P&G Professional™

Spic and Span Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray and Glass Cleaner Tested
and Approved by IEHA Members for Use in Assisted Living Facilities

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Procter & Gamble Professional™ earned the inaugural “Seal of Approval”
from IEHA for its Spic and Span® Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray and
Glass Cleaner, which was field-tested and then approved for use in
assisted living facilities by IEHA members. This is the first
certification awarded from IEHA’s Field Test program, which enables
members to test and report on cleaning products. IEHA awarded the Seal
after members evaluated the quality and effectiveness of Spic and Span
in cleaning and disinfecting assisted living environments. For 85 years,
IEHA has served Executive Housekeepers, Environmental Services Directors
and other facility management professionals with access to tools,
products and educational resources to enhance their careers. It is
currently hosting its 49th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.


IEHA members who direct housekeeping programs in assisted living
settings were invited to test Spic and Span and evaluate its
effectiveness in enabling a simpler approach to cleaning and
disinfecting dry surfaces. Spic and Span is a hospital-grade
disinfectant with a 3-in-1 formula that helps improve productivity by
simplifying cleaning and replacing three products with one. Field
testers incorporated the product into their existing cleaning routines
and the majority agreed that Spic and Span:

  • Is an effective cleaner and disinfectant
  • Simplified cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces
  • Improved productivity or lessened cleaning time
  • Provided visibly cleaner results; and
  • Is preferred over other products testers used to clean hard surfaces
    in the past.

All testers (100%) responded that they would recommend the product to
others and would recommend it specifically for use in assisted living
settings.

“IEHA is excited about this program as it’s a win for both our members
and the vendors who serve them,” said Michael Patterson, IEHA president
elect. “The best aspect of the Seal of Approval program is that it helps
our members identify products that meet a standard level of excellence.
They know when they see an IEHA Seal of Approval product, it has been
rigorously tested by our members and will stand up in the toughest of
environments and, in this case, meet the stringent disinfection
standards of an assisted living facility.”

“Procter & Gamble Professional is thrilled to receive IEHA’s first-ever
Seal of Approval for Spic and Span for its use in assisted living
communities,” said Carrie Rathod, brand manager, P&G Professional. “Spic
and Span is an EPA-registered disinfectant developed to enable a simpler
approach to cleaning and disinfecting, and cleaning professionals
validated that unanimously in the IEHA Field Test. P&G Professional
understands the unique cleaning needs of assisted living communities and
we aim to develop services and products, like Spic and Span, that help
businesses improve daily operations and deliver visibly cleaner results.”

IEHA intends to expand the program to other industries beyond assisted
living. “We hope to expand to other areas, such as hospitality,
foodservice and education, and potentially other product areas, such as
floor care or laundry,” said Patterson. “We look forward to testing Spic
and Span in other sectors once our Seal of Approval program grows.”

About IEHA

IEHA
is a professional organization for persons who direct cleaning,
maintenance, housekeeping, grounds keeping, safety and facility
management programs in commercial, industrial or institutional
facilities. The organization was founded in New York in 1930 and is now
headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. IEHA provides
its members with an array of professional development, certification,
educational, networking and career opportunities. For more information,
go to IEHA.org.

About Spic and Span

Spic
and Span
Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray and Glass Cleaner offers
cleaning performance as a disinfectant, hard surface cleaner and glass
cleaner. Its 3-in-1 formula helps improve productivity by simplifying
cleaning and replacing three products with one. Spic and Span cleans
with 50% fewer strokes*; is an EPA-registered hospital use disinfectant
and effective against germs; and requires no pre-cleaning step for
general disinfection. *vs other leading brands

About P&G Professional

P&G Professional is the away-from-home division of
Procter & Gamble, serving the foodservice, building cleaning and
maintenance, healthcare, hospitality, food/drug/mass, and convenience
store industries. P&G Professional offers complete solutions utilizing
its parent company’s scale, trusted brands and strengths in market and
consumer understanding. P&G Professional features such brands as Dawn®,
Mr. Clean®, Comet®, Spic
and Span
®, Bounty®, Safeguard®,
Febreze®, Swiffer®, Tide®, and its own
brand, P&G Pro Line®. Please visit www.pgpro.com
for the latest information about P&G Professional’s solutions and
services.

Contacts

Citizen Relations for P&G Professional
Molly Crabill,
949-614-6156 (office)
molly.crabill@citizenrelations.com