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Safer Choice

Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners 2015

In 2015, EPA recognized 21 organizations for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of Safer Choice, which helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

Learn more about the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards:

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2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners by category

Click on an award winner to learn more about why they were recognized as a 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year.

Formulators-Product Manufacturers

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

Innovators

AkzoNobel, Chicago, IL
Chemlink Laboratories, Kennesaw, GA
Stepan Company, Northfield, IL

Purchasers and Distributors

District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement, Washington, DC
GreenStar Hub, Forest Hills, NY
PRIDE Industries, Roseville, CA
Solutex, Inc., Sterling, VA

Retailers

Staples, Inc., Framingham, MA
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Rochester, NY

Supporters

The Ashkin Group, Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, DC
GreenBlue, Charlottesville, VA
ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, Northbrook, IL
Loyola University of Chicago, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Chicago, IL
WA State Department of Ecology/Northwest Green Chemistry, Olympia, WA

Criteria for the 2015 Awards

For the 2015 awards, we recognized program participants who demonstrated leadership in furthering safer chemistry and products. Program participants that submitted complete applications 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

Responses were weighted and points assigned based on the applicant/award category.

More Information about the Awards

Find out more about the current awards cycle. For more information, please contact Chen Wen (wen.chen@epa.gov or 202-564-8849).