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Collaboration to provide GBAC STAR grants programme

Published 11th December, 2020 by Neil Nixon

Collaboration to provide GBAC STAR grants programme

To help facilities achieve a higher level of clean, ISSA and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, have partnered with GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific and a leading provider of advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, to launch the GP PRO GBAC STAR Grants Programme. The programme offers GBAC STAR facility accreditation grants to qualifying public and commercial facilities committed to enhancing cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention efforts that protect the health and safety of employees and guests.

“The demand for GBAC STAR continues to grow, and we want to ensure every facility has access to the necessary tools and knowledge to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisk situations,” said GBAC executive director, Patricia Olinger. “This strategic partnership will enable facilities around the world to open their doors with confidence each day.”

Designed for facilities of all sizes, GBAC STAR accreditation is performance based and provides the framework for a comprehensive system around cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. Qualifying grant applicants will connect with GBAC STAR’s team to complete the accreditation programme’s 20 key elements. Facilities that have committed to and achieved GBAC STAR accreditation are featured in GBAC’s Facility Directory, a public and searchable online tool of accredited facilities around the world.

“This pandemic has forever changed the way the world views cleaning, as well as how facilities approach cleaning and disinfection practices,” said ISSA executive director, John Barrett. “As an association dedicated to advancing the world of cleanliness, the GBAC STAR Grants Programme allows more facilities to discover the benefits that formal accreditation brings to their cleaning operations, their brand reputation and their bottom line. We thank GP PRO for its support to make this opportunity available.”

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