PROSOCO Named a U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

PROSOCO is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year. This honor is given in recognition of a company’s achievements in the design, manufacture, selection and use of products with safer chemicals in the advancement of innovative source reduction. 

The award was announced during a virtual ceremony on Sept. 24, with stakeholders from EPA Safer Choice and PROSOCO. 

“The U.S. EPA Safer Choice program’s staff and their third-party profilers are valued partners in helping formulators create effective products with improved user safety and environmental attributes,” says Dwayne Fuhlhage, sustainability and environment director at PROSOCO.  “I’m thankful for our ongoing collaboration, and PROSOCO is honored to have been recognized as a Partner of the Year.” 

US EPA Region 7 released the following quotes in a press release: 

“We are pleased today to be recognizing the leadership and accomplishments of a diverse array of organizations over the past year,” says EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act and the awardees have all contributed to source reduction, also known as pollution prevention, through the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals.” 

“For years, PROSOCO has shown continued commitment in the development of safer chemical products for professional use,” states EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford. “To qualify for a Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human health and environmental criteria. As a Safer Choice partner, consumers can be confident that PROSOCO’s Safer Choice-certified products have ingredients that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, communities, and the environment.” 

PROSOCO offers four institutional and commercial cleaning products that are certified with EPA Safer Choice.  They are:

  • Klean ‘N Release Cleaner, a fragrance-free multi-purpose hard surface cleaner that meets Safer Choice direct-release criteria for outdoor uses

Plus, three maintenance cleaners designed for daily use on concrete floors:

In addition to certifying their safer ingredients for the EPA’s human health and environmental criteria, the Safer Choice label ensures that the use of safer ingredients in products does not sacrifice quality or performance. The combination of effective performance and the peace of mind enabled through using safer products is important for project teams across the country designing and building schools, offices, commercial buildings and multi-family homes.

“The Safer Choice label is recognized in the LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, and federal procurement standards,” Fuhlhage says. “This designation makes it easy for specifiers and purchasers to find effective products.”

Read more about EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners and the EPA Safer Choice Program.

Learn more about PROSOCO’s commitment to materials transparency.

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