2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners: Formulators-Product Manufacturers
Profiles for each of the 2016 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.
- BISSELL Homecare, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
- Boulder Clean, Boulder, CO
- Case Medical, Inc., South Hackensack, NJ
- Clean Control Corporation, Warner Robins, GA
- The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA
- Futurescape Inc., Port Orange, FL
- Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL
- Osprey Biotechnics, Inc., Sarasota, FL
- Seventh Generation, Burlington, VT
Bissell is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Bissell has a strong history of sustainability and safer chemical innovation, as demonstrated by its 30 Safer Choice-labeled products. Safer Choice applauds Bissell’s significant efforts to formulate new Safer Choice-labeled products, as well as its promotion of the Safer Choice program to consumers and other stakeholders through its website and onsite factory tours.
Boulder Clean is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Boulder Clean has demonstrated a commitment to the Safer Choice program by continually expanding its offering of Safer Choice-labeled products since becoming a Safer Choice partner in 2013. With over 98% of its total sales consisting of Safer Choice-labeled products, Safer Choice commends Boulder Clean for a strong commitment to safer product formulations and record of sustainable operations with its How2Recycle program, as well as being a voice for the Safer Choice program in social media. Of note, Boulder Clean plans to round out its product line by developing new products under the Design for the Environment Antimicrobial Pesticide Pilot Project. Boulder Clean has also introduced new consumers to the program through its commendable work on the Moms Meet campaign.
Case Medical is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. The company is a leader in the design and manufacture of medical devices for sterilization and storage, as well as formulations in instrument cleaners for reprocessing surgical devices. 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. Safer Choice applauds Case Medical for its strong record of collaboration with Safer Choice staff on outreach, including a webinar series.
Clean Control Corporation is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Clean Control Corporation is a small business that uses environmentally preferred chemistry to formulate household and industrial cleaning solutions. Clean Control Corporation has demonstrated a strong commitment to developing a variety of innovative products since becoming a partner in 2004. Safer Choice commends Clean Control Corporation for its steadfast support of the program and its prominent use of the Safer Choice label on its products, as evidenced by the 19% growth in production of labeled products in the past year. The company also exercises sustainability in its operations through water reuse, use of photovoltaic cells for energy generation, and motion-sensitive lighting.
Clorox is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Clorox is a strong partner of the Safer Choice program and consistently demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship through its sustainability program. Safer Choice commends Clorox for its partnership with Safer Choice over their Green Works line of cleaners and detergents, promotion of the Safer Choice program to purchasers, and its continued commitment to innovations in safer chemistry.
Futurescape Inc., Port Orange, FL
Futurescape Inc. is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Futurescape Inc. is a small business that has excelled in its sustainable innovation of green cleaning products for HVAC cleaners. Safer Choice applauds this small business’ efforts to bring more sustainable cleaning products to the HVAC market, to actively promote the Safer Choice program to its clients, and to prominently display the Safer Choice label on its products.
Jelmar is 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. Safer Choice recognizes Jelmar for its leadership in promoting Safer Choice-labeled products, which are a large proportion of its total sales, and for increasing its number of Safer Choice-labeled products over the past decade. Of special note, the company has shown exceptional leadership in promoting its 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. Additionally, Jelmar has demonstrated a strong commitment to innovations in safer chemistry and advancing the Safer Choice Program through the development of novel products that carry the Safer Choice label.
Osprey Biotechnics is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer (as well as an 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 dedication to Safer Choice, including the growth of its Safer Choice-labeled products by 50% in the past year and the use of the Safer Choice label on both its products and in communications to consumers and end-users. The company demonstrates excellence in environmental stewardship through its emphasis on water recycling, safer chemical substitution, and soil and animal health in its manufacturing processes.
Seventh Generation is recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Formulator-Manufacturer. Seventh Generation is a company that strives to formulate products that are effective while still meeting high standards for environmental and human safety. A long-standing partner of the Safer Choice program, Safer Choice commends Seventh Generation for its strong record in developing new Safer Choice-labeled products, and promoting the Safer Choice label in its advertising and on products, as well as its leadership in advocating for innovations in safer chemistry and safer product design.