ISSA - International Sanitary Supply Association


ISSA unites the many voices and interests of the professional cleaning industry. From multinational manufacturers to residential cleaners, ISSA offers member benefits and opportunities that deliver real-world value and bottom-line impact.

Membership Breakdown

Building Service Contractor

You are contracted by commercial buildings, public venues, schools, hospitals and other facilities to provide full or partial cleaning and/or maintenance services.

In-House Service Provider

You are employed by commercial buildings, public venues, schools, hospitals and other facilities to hire and manage staff for cleaning and/or maintenance services.

Residential Cleaner

You own and/or operate a company that hires people to clean homes.


You purchase products from manufacturers (and/or wholesalers) and you sell them to commercial, industrial and/or institutional end users (such as building service contractors and in-house service providers). You have a warehouse and if you don’t have a product for an end user, you can/will get it.


You create a complete product to sell to customers.

Associate Manufacturer

You create components of a final product to sell to manufacturers so they can make a complete product. 

Manufacturer Representative

You work for manufacturers, selling their products and services.


You offer services to other ISSA members. For example, you are a magazine publisher, you are a consultant, you conduct training or other education, you are a software company.


You are a current member of ISSA, are about to retire and would like to continue to enjoy access to ISSA benefits.

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Vision, Mission & Values

ISSA is determined to remain the leading worldwide association for the cleaning industry by representing all the professions it encompasses and by allying with other trade organizations that share its members’ common goals. In doing so, the association plans to leverage the strength of its global cleaning community 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.

ISSA Vision  

ISSA will 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 worldwide.

ISSA Mission

  • Facilitate ongoing networking, communications, and commercial opportunities for the members.
  • Provide members with the highest quality, industry-specific, relevant information.
  • Be the most widely accepted resource for knowledge and standards regarding professional business practices and making the scientific connection between cleaning and health.
  • Have the greatest impact on establishing a global cleaning community.

ISSA Values

  • A staff that welcomes contact with the members.
  • A staff that identifies, understands and strives to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the members in everything it does.
  • A commitment to continually update the association’s products and services in order to reflect both the most current needs of the membership and the trends affecting the cleaning and maintenance industry.
  • To welcome and provide a fair opportunity to all cleaning-industry businesses without regard to size of firm, length of time in business, or methodology of going to market.
  • To represent businesses that act professionally and utilize acceptable ethical standards as defined within the ISSA Code of Ethics.
  • Leadership on the Board of Directors and staff that consistently acts professionally and ethically toward the community and the membership in its principles and with the financial resources entrusted to the association