Essendant Broadens ISSA and GBAC Partnership

Essendant Broadens ISSA and GBAC Partnership

(NOVEMBER 13, 2020) - Essendant offers new resources for resellers in expanded collaboration with ISSA and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC).

With increased importance being placed on facilities to provide clean and safe environments in light of the pandemic, US wholesaler Essendant has been supporting resellers with access to education and resources. A key component of this is the involvement with global cleaning association ISSA and its GBAC division. 

To date, Essendant and ISSA have offered resellers scholarships to enroll in the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course, Cleaning & Disinfection Principles, and discounted memberships to ISSA for new participants.  

As an extension of this cooperation, Essendant will now offer grants to help cover the cost for facilities interested in pursuing GBAC STAR facility accreditation. This certification is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. Resellers that are selected will be able to award the grants to their facility customers to attain the credentials. 

Commenting on the partnership, Essendant VP of Sales Renee Starr said: “For resellers that are newer to the cleaning category and existing resellers of this category, the pace of new products, standards and practices has accelerated. We recognize the importance of providing access to the most complete, highest quality, and up-to-date information. 

“As the leading authority on cleaning, ISSA does this better than anyone. We’re excited about what we’ve been able to do with them so far and look forward to more opportunities to support our customers through this partnership.”

ISSA Executive Director John Barrett added: “The reseller plays a vital role within the cleaning industry. Partnering with Essendant is a great way to extend the reach of our programming and get our resources in the hands of this essential and influential group. We are grateful for Essendant’s partnership and support.” - (OPI)