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2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners: Formulators-Product Manufacturers
Profiles for each of the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners in the Formulators-Product Manufacturers category have been compiled in order to provide you with a better understanding of why each organization was recognized as an award winner. The winners in the Formulators-Product Manufacturers category are listed below.
- Case Medical, Inc., South Hackensack, NJ
- Earth Friendly Products, Garden Grove, CA
- Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL
- Osprey Biotechnics, Inc., Sarasota, FL
- The Sun Products Corporation, Wilton, CT
- Wexford Labs, Inc., Kirkwood, MO
Case Medical is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. The company is a leader in the design and manufacture of medical devices and also offers products for equipment decontamination and sterilization. Case Medical is commended for its strong commitment to the Safer Choice program, prominent use of the Safer Choice label, and identification of a target audience for education and promotions. Case Medical has set low-toxicity goals for potential harm to patients and staff.
Earth Friendly Products is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer (as well as a noteworthy Innovator). The company is a manufacturer of green household and commercial cleaning products dating back to 1967, with a focus on maintaining high standards while incorporating environmentally sustainable raw materials, features, and manufacturing processes. Safer Choice commends Earth Friendly Products for its outstanding achievement in focusing on gentle surfactants and reformulating fragrances to obtain the Safer Choice label. Of note, Earth Friendly has the most Safer Choice-labeled products, over 40.
Jelmar is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Jelmar is a company committed to designing products with the environment and human health strongly in mind, and is a long-time partner, entering into a partnership with Safer Choice in 2005 to promote the health of its customers and the environment. Safer Choice recognizes Jelmar for its leadership in promoting Safer Choice products, which are a large proportion of its total sales, and for increasing the number of its Safer Choice-labeled products over time. Of special note, the company promoted their safer products through a variety of channels—including TV, video, and mixed media—to target consumers, providing helpful information about the Safer Choice label and program.
Osprey Biotechnics is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer (as well as a noteworthy Innovator). Osprey Biotechnics, a woman-owned business, develops microbial products and bioproducts for a large range of environmental, industrial, and agricultural applications, including consumer products. Safer Choice commends Osprey’s various achievements, including continuing to increase its offering of Safer Choice-labeled products and sales since they first became a partner in 2003. Osprey Biotechnics uses microorganisms as alternatives to traditional chemicals and prominently uses the Safer Choice label on all products. Also, the company emphasizes water recycling, safer chemical substitution, and soil and animal health in its manufacturing processes.
The Sun Products Corporation is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. The company is a provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dish care and other household products. Over the last three years, Sun Products has implemented a policy whereby products carrying environmental claims must be certified by Safer Choice. Safer Choice commends Sun Products for prominently using the Safer Choice label on products and displays, collaborating with large-chain retailers on in-store promotions, and offering discounts and promotions for Safer Choice-labeled products.
Wexford Labs is being recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. The company manufactures and distributes environmentally friendly cleaners and disinfectants. Safer Choice recognizes Wexford Labs for its innovations in disinfectants and healthcare products. Of note, Wexford Labs formulated the first hospital-grade, Design for the Environment-recognized product as part of EPA’s pilot program on antimicrobial products. Also, the company has promoted the program via the internet and communications to the healthcare industry.