ASFEL currently has more than 50 associated companies mainly located in Valencia and Catalonia, although there is a great potential for growth at the national level.
Our goal is to support, defend and promote the cleaning industry in international markets. ASFEL, as spokesperson of the management of external trade, has a promotion plan which has the support of the Spanish Institute of foreign trade (ICEX).

British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

United Kingdom

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry with over 6,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and Internationally. BICSc is committed to creating a community to raise the standards of education and to build awareness of the cleaning industry by being the natural choice for professional standards and accredited training.
BICSc is the awarding body for its internationally recognised workplace-based qualifications, with bespoke training available through BICS Business Services (BBS).
BBS is the dedicated training division of BICSc. It offers a single point of contact for all your training requirements including our industry leading CPSS qualification. BBS offer one off training, bespoke training or help you get trained up to offer our qualifications to your own employees.
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European Tissue Symposium (ETS)


The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) represents 90 per cent of tissue production in Europe. Its purpose is:

  • to monitor events and developments within the European Tissue industry, and ensure members are kept informed
  • to research and develop issues that have an impact on tissue- to liaise with NGOs and European institutions
  • to improve the science behind tissue usage, by producing bespoke advanced Studies using the most authoritative institutions, including Users preference studies, LCA / Carbon Footprint studies, Hygiene studies, Food contact, etc.
  • to define and communicate Industry Position Papers on relevant issues
  • to promote tissue usage

Eunetips info

MVZ-Haus 2
Balkenstrasse 17 - 19
44137 Dortmund

Eunetips is a European network to promote infection prevention for patient safety. Eunetips wants to promote better cooperation among nations, to share experiences, to promote and support initiatives in infection prevention for patient safety particularly at a European level, recognizing and making the most of all single member societies.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)


The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.
Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. To know if a technician has received proper education and training, consumers should look for the cleantrust patch and logo, the service mark of the IICRC.

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

United Kingdom

What is IPAF
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

The IPAF training programme for platform operators is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. More than 100,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of over 600 training centres. Training generally lasts one to two days and is a mixture of theory and practice.

PAL Card
Those who successfully complete IPAF training are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), the most widely held and recognised proof of training for platform operators. The PAL Card is valid for five years and shows the machine categories that the operator has been trained in. It also features the holder’s photo and signature, and can be verified by calling IPAF.


ISSA Europe, Middle East & Africa
Anni-Eisler-Lehmann Strasse 3
55122 Mainz

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has more than 7,000 members. ISSA helps increase professionalism and member success by offering global networking and events, regional seminars and member gatherings, valuable market data, news, and business tools that focus on the professional cleaning industry and the value it provides.

National Contract Cleansers Association

South Africa

The Association was constituted as a National Association in 1987 and is dedicated to developing and setting appropriate standards for the contract cleaning industry.
Its mission is to provide leadership to the industry by striving to create a professional environment through facilitating and co-ordinating industry activities, by providing quality services, maintaining a national platform and influencing the environment to achieve the desired benefits for its members and the community as a whole.

NVZ Informatie

Waterigeweg 31
3703 CM Zeist
The Netherlands

The NVZ is the Dutch association for detergents, maintenance products and disinfectants. The NVZ represents manufacturers of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging. The mission of the NVZ is enhancing health and quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices. The NVZ provides members with comprehensive scientific advice on regulatory affairs.

PIGC: Polska Izba Gospodarcza Czystosci


In 2002, the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce became a local partner to ISSA. With the cooperation between ISSA and RAI, PIGS became the third member in a partnership for organising a trade show for Central and Eastern Europe. Cleaning firms from all over Poland are members of PIGC, including producers and distributors as well as cleaning firms and consulting companiers. The association's tasks include organising training seminars and integration sessions, editing trade publications, and representing members at meetings with government organs. PIGC is a member of the European Cleaning Federation.

RUCC | Network publication "The Russian Union of Cleaning Companies"

125438, Moscow
Paghauznoe shosse, 1

+7 (495) 762 00 12

The Russian Union of Cleaning Companies was established by the company “Proff Line”. Their goal is to unite the efforts of the members of the cleaning market for its future development, while supporting free and fair competition.


TESHIAD is the leading professional cleaning and services association in Turkey. Originally founded in 1992, today TESHIAD has nearly 100 members who between them employ more than 40,000 full-time employees.