International Housekeeping and Environmental Services Week - September 10-16, 2023

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Held every year during the second full week of September, International Housekeepers and Environmental Services Week is a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of hard-working custodial staff members. We are proud to recognize the hard work of all housekeeping and environmental services staff. These custodians are on the front lines, cleaning up so others can get by!


This week we encourage you to recognize your company’s cleaning and EVS staff with us!


  • Assemble your A-team for the Housekeeping Olympics, a unique chance to honor and appreciate your cleaning staff. Send your finest to showcase their skills in Las Vegas and celebrate their dedication on a global stage. Learn More.

  • What better way to celebrate than by contributing to your cleaning staff's continuous education? Show that you value them—and that you're willing to take them to the next level! Find an event or workshop.

  • Don't miss out on a premium experience at the ISSA Show in Las Vegas! Elevate your visit with the IEHA Red Carpet pass during registration, granting you exclusive access to IEHA events, show floor opportunities, and enriching educational sessions. Register today!

Celebrating Your Cleaning Team: Ideas for Recognition and Appreciation

Recognize the contributions of your frontline cleaning teams during this special week. As we celebrate, consider these impactful ways to show your appreciation:


  • Personal Gratitude: Extend heartfelt thanks to each cleaning team member individually, acknowledging their diligent efforts.
  • Wall of Appreciation: Create a display in your workplace where colleagues can leave messages of thanks, fostering a sense of community.
  • Unity in Celebration: Organize a casual gathering, luncheon, or other event to honor your cleaners, emphasizing their role in your team's success.


Together, let's amplify their stories, empower growth, and make this week a memorable tribute to their dedication.

See how your peers are celebrating International Housekeeping and Environmental Services Week

International Housekeepers and EVS Awarness Week is here and, housekeepers and environmental service professionals are so excited about celebrating the industry, their team members, and other cleaning professionals, that they wanted to share why they are so excited.


Share the Love for Your Cleaning Team on Social Media!

Showcase your incredible cleaning staff on social media. We're excited to offer you downloadable templates that you can use as overlays to make your posts even more special. Copy and paste the content provided below, add the overlay to your image, and use the hashtag #HousekeepersWeek to let the world know about your fabulous cleaning teams and the impact they make every day!


Download Social Media Overlays


  • This week, we recognize employees that have had a big impact on our company. They’re the unsung heroes of [company name], helping to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.#housekeepersweek

  • This week, we at [company name] are celebrating the unsung heroes of our organization. Our [housekeeping and/or environmental services] staff members keep our facility clean. They deserve some extra appreciation this week! #housekeepersweek

  • We believe in the power of teamwork. And as a group, we get so much more done together. We work hard, but we have fun doing it here at [company name]. Happy #housekeepersweek

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