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2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards


EPA Honors ISSA and its Members with Safer Choice Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored 21 organizations with its 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award. ISSA, along with eight ISSA-member companies, received the award for its leadership in safeguarding human health and the environment. Congratulations to the following ISSA-member companies for their achievement:

  • The Ashkin Group
  • Jelmar, LLC
  • Osprey Biotechnics, Inc.
  • PRIDE Industries
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Stepan Co.
  • Solutex, Inc.
  • Wexford Labs, Inc.

Recipients collected their awards at a presentation in Washington, D.C., on June 22. The EPA also honored five of the winning organizations (including ISSA, Jelmar, and Stepan) at a ceremony in Chicago on July 21.

"EPA congratulates ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, for winning the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award,” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “This award recognizes leadership and accomplishment toward the goal of safeguarding human health and the environment through safer chemistry."

ISSA Executive Director John Garfinkel provides an overview of the award in this video. To learn more about ISSA’s longtime efforts to promote green cleaning products and practices, check out this news release.

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