Press Release: Sysco Guest Supply Partnership

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Sysco Guest Supply Saves Lives Through Donation to Clean the World

Operational Assistance Significantly Reduce Shipping Costs for Hotel Partners

ORLANDO, Fla. — (Nov. 18, 2013) – Through a combination of in-kind and operational donations, Sysco Guest Supply is powering Clean the World’s Global Hygiene Revolution to save more lives by distributing hygiene products.
Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle hotel soap and save lives. The organization has partnered with more than 2,000 lodging properties to put life-saving hygiene products in the hands of those who need them most. About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 14 million bars of soap around the world.

Sysco Guest Supply, a recognized leader in the lodging and hospitality supply industry, transports and consolidates used soap and bottled amenities from many of Clean the World’s hotel partners. In addition to logistical assistance, they will manufacture new bars of soap for Clean the World. Those bars will be made using unused surplus that otherwise would be discarded from the Sysco Guest Supply production line.

“The cost of shipping used soap from hotels to our North American Recycling Operational Centers is one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced from the beginning,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and executive director of Clean the World. “By transporting used soap through their existing truck routes and 10 North American distribution centers, Sysco Guest Supply allows us to focus more of our budget on soap distribution and hygiene education. The cost reduction will make it possible for even more hotels to join the Global Hygiene Revolution.”

About Clean the World Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from nearly 2,000 hospitality partners to children and families in countries suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 14 million bars of soap in nearly 70 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to the homeless and families in transition throughout North America. More information: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld

About Sysco Guest Supply

Founded in 1979, Sysco Guest Supply, a lodging industry leader, provides personal care amenities, bath and bed linens, housekeeping and janitorial supplies, room accessories, small appliances, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, to more than 20,000 chain and independent properties in 88 countries. Its global manufacturing and distribution capabilities allow the organization to deliver more than 30,000 quality products. More information: www.guestsupply.com

John Terry
Clean the World


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