Sustainable Cleaning: Impact on the U.S. Commercial Cleaning Industry​

Base Year: 2020
Forecasts to 2025​
To be Published:​ Q2 2021
Regional Coverage: United States

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of sustainable cleaning trends and their expected impacts on the commercial cleaning industry. It provides a deep understanding of how sustainable cleaning products and processes are perceived by end users across multiple segments of the market including janitorial and foodservice cleaning. 


Sustainable cleaning refers to professional cleaning products made with renewable, biodegradable ingredients that are not tested on animals, do not contain harmful ingredients, and are sold in recyclable packaging. It can also refer to cleaning processes that use less energy, less water, and have less of an impact on the environment. 

  • Regulatory analysis
    • Analysis of major environmental regulations, federal and state level
    • Sustainability claims
    • Major certifications and their differences
  • Market analysis
    • Size of market, 2019 and 2020, by industry segment and product class
    • Brand and company sales estimates
    • Forecasts through 2025
  • End users’ perceptions of sustainability
  • Company and brand profiles
    • Sales estimates, 2019 and 2020
    • Forecasts through 2025
    • Profile of sustainable brands
    • Sustainability claims
    • Major end-use segment customers

Report Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings

Regulatory Analysis

  • Summary of regulations that impact commercial cleaning products, packaging, and sustainability claims
  • Relevant state and federal regulations 
  • Major certifications and their differences

Market Analysis

For each product class shown in Table 2, the following information is provided:

  • Size of market, 2019 and 2020, by industry segment and product class
  • Brand and company sales estimates
  • Forecasts through 2025

End-Users’ Perceptions

For each end-use shown in Table 1, the following is provided: 

  • Importance placed on using green ingredients
  • Perceptions of effectiveness
  • Measures being taken to reduce plastic use
  • Processes being used to make cleaning procedure more sustainable
  • Preferred brands
  • Prices paid
Table 1. End-Use Segments​​
  • Contract cleaners
  • Education
  • Foodservice
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial facilities
  • Lodging establishments
  • Office buildings
  • Retailers


Table 2. Product Classes​​
  • Floor care products
  • Hard-surface cleaners
  • Hand care products
  • Carpet care products
  • Odor control products
  • Cleaning wipes

Company profiles

For each company shown in Table 3, the following is provided: 

  • Sustainable brand sales estimates, 2019 and 2020
  • Forecasts through 2025
  • Profile of sustainable brands
  • Sustainability claims
  • Major end-use segment customers
Table 3. Companies and Select Brands *​​
Company Brands
American Cleaning Solutions Focus, Focus Safe2Clean​
Chase Products Company​ Champion Sprayon Green World​
​Clorox ​Green Works​
Colgate-Palmolive​​ Murphy’s Oil Soap​
​Core Products Company​ ​Hydroxi Pro, Green Logic​
Earth Friendly Products​ Ecos Pro​
Odoban​ Odoban Earth Choice​
SC Johnson​ ​Mrs. Meyers, Method​​
Simoniz​ Green Scene​
Simple Green​ ​Simple Green​
Spartan Chemical​ BioRenewables, Green Solutions​
​Staples​ ​Sustainable Earth​
Unilever​ 7Th Generation​
​Vital Solutions​ ​Vital Oxide​
​* List subject to charter subscriber input​

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for professional cleaning chemical manufacturers. Specifically, this report assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the sustainable cleaning market including sales estimates by product class, end-use segment, and supplier
  • A comprehensive summary of federal and state regulations impacting sustainability
  • End-user perceptions
    • Importance of green cleaning
    • Perceptions of effectiveness and safety
    • Preferred brands
    • Prices paid

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