LACEY, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The maker of ECOS® environmentally friendly cleaning products, Earth Friendly Products®, was honored today as the 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The celebration was held at the company’s northwestern division in Lacey, Washington during America Recycles Week.
The manufacturer of plant-powered laundry detergents and cleaners for over 50 years, Earth Friendly Products® has earned the recognition for its outstanding achievement in the design and manufacturing of innovative products that are safer for consumers and the environment. The company opened its Washington facility in 2010 to service the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
“Our number one priority is the safety of our ingredients,” says ECOS® president and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks. “The Safer Choice seal gives consumers the peace of mind that our products are safer for their families, pets and the planet while meeting high performance standards. We’re honored that the EPA is recognizing ECOS as the innovative green leader of this great community.”
ECOS® offers over 140 products that are certified Safer Choice. To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet the EPA’s Safer Choice standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. In fact, ECOS® offers more Safer Choice-certified products than any other manufacturer.
A leader in safer consumer products and sustainable manufacturing, ECOS® is the first company in the world to have achieved the “trifecta” of carbon neutrality, water neutrality, and TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification. The company uses 100 percent renewable energy to make its green cleaning products at its facilities located in California, Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey. Each facility partners with local vendors for sourcing ingredients and packaging, contributing to the state economy and the company’s carbon neutrality.
“Earth Friendly Products® is recognized as an outstanding 2019 Safer Choice Formulator-Product Manufacturer and has been a Safer Choice partner since 2008,” the EPA noted in its announcement of the award. “Safer Choice values its dedication to formulating products with safer ingredients.”
This award marks the third time that Earth Friendly Products® has earned the prestigious Safer Choice Partner of the Year designation since the program began in 2015. Earth Friendly Products® was also the first manufacturer to feature the Safer Choice logo on its packaging and has been an active participant in the EPA’s safer ingredients programs since 2008.
Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products® is the maker of ECOS® Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS® cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable, and never tested on animals. ECOS®, Baby ECOS®, ECOS® Pets and ECOS® Pro cleaners are available at major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the U.S., internationally and online retailers. For more information and retail locations, visit ecos.com.