ISSA and BSCAI will continue efforts to collaborate with the Chinese cleaning industry to deliver the highest international standards and certification throughout the country.

Northbrook, IL, USA—As part of its mission to change the way the world views cleaning, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) to strengthen ties with the Chinese cleaning industry.

As part of this commitment, ISSA Executive Director John Barrett and BSCAI President Paul Greenland, CBSE, recently met with several organizations in China to explore opportunities and forge stronger partnerships. 

“The Chinese market for real estate is one of the most exciting on the planet,” says Barrett.  “The scope and scale of the cleaning industry are equally impressive.”

Recent efforts include discussions with high-level executives of the Beijing Cleaning Service Association and
Modern Property Management magazine. Barrett was also the keynote speaker at the China Clean Forum 2015, held November 18.

Going forward, ISSA, which currently has offices in
Shanghai, China, and BSCAI will continue efforts to collaborate with the Chinese cleaning industry to deliver the highest international standards and certification throughout the country.

“ISSA is proud of its long history of doing business in China,” says Barrett.  “With over 100 of the leading Chinese cleaning companies and manufacturers as members, ISSA is committed to the Value of Clean, and in particular, to distinguishing those member companies who represent the very best of what China has to offer.”

Greenland states, ”BSCAI is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its international reach and forge new partnerships in an effort to offer world-class education, best practices, and a community of building service contractors that Chinese cleaning companies can turn to as an invaluable resource.”

About ISSA

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows, produced in conjunction with RAI Amsterdam under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®.

ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website,, and by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. It is through these initiatives that ISSA helps its members demonstrate the true Value of Clean to their varied constituents.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Mexico City, Mexico; and Shanghai. For more information, visit


For more than 50 years, BSCAI has been the Business Resource for Contractors. BSCAI represents a worldwide network of more than 1,000 member companies from across the United States and throughout the world that provide cleaning, facility maintenance, security, landscaping, and other related services to building owners and managers. The association provides contractor-specific educational programs, individual certifications, publications, a members-only purchasing program, seminars, industry data and research, and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for leaders in the building service industry. Learn more at

Contact: ISSA Media Communications & Publications Director Lisa Veeck at; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.