The U.S. EPA recently announced the 33 companies and organizations that will be recognized at this year’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C. Recipients demonstrated leadership in furthering safer chemistry, and were evaluated against the following five criteria:

  1. Participation in the Safer Choice program
  2. Use of the Safer Choice label
  3. Promotion and use of products using the Safer Choice label
  4. Outreach and education on the Safer Choice Program to consumers and end users
  5. Innovations in safer chemistry and other efforts to advance the Safer Choice program

Organizations who will be recognized on May 15, 2017 at the ceremony include:

Formulators-Product Manufacturers

  • Amway Corporation, Ada, MI
  • Anderson Chemical Company, Litchfield, MN
  • Berkley Green, Uniontown, PA
  • Boulder Clean, Boulder, CO
  • Case Medical, Inc., South Hackensack, NJ
  • Clean Control Corporation, Warner Robins, GA
  • Cot'n Wash, Inc. DBA dropps.com, Philadelphia, PA
  • Earth Friendly Products, Garden Grove, CA
  • GOJO Industries, Inc., Akron, OH
  • Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL
  • Krud Kutter Inc. A Rust-Oleum Co., Cumming, GA
  • Osprey Biotechnics, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • PRIDE Industries, Roseville, CA
  • Reckitt Benckiser, LLC (RB), Parsippany, NJ
  • Seventh Generation, Burlington, VT
  • State Industrial Products, Mayfield Heights, OH
  • The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA

Innovators

  • AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, Chicago, IL
  • BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ
  • JOSELI LLC, Reno, NV
  • Rivertop Renewables, Missoula, MT
  • Stepan Company, Northfield, IL
  • The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
  • Purchasers and Distributors
  • Solutex, Inc., Sterling, VA

Retailers

  • Albertsons Companies, Boise, ID
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Rochester, NY

Supporters

  • American Cleaning Institute, Washington, DC
  • American Sustainable Business Council, Washington, DC
  • Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, DC
  • ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, Northbrook, IL
  • Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, WA
  • McFadden and Associates, LLC, Canby, OR
  • The Ashkin Group, Los Angeles, CA

NSF International, a third-party profiler for Safer Choice, congratulates the 2017 Partner of the Year Award Winners for their work in advancing the goal of safer chemistry. For more information, visit the EPA website or email greenchemistry@nsf.org.