Safer Choice

Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners! On May 9, 2016, EPA recognized 24 organizations at the Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony 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. 

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2016 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 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year.

Formulators-Product Manufacturers

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


BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ
Ecolab, Saint Paul, MN
Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, CA
Virox Technologies Inc., Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Purchasers and Distributors

Solutex, Inc., Sterling, VA


Albertsons Companies, Boise, ID
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Rochester, NY


American Sustainable Business Council, Washington, DC
The Ashkin Group, Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, DC
Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY
Healthy Schools Campaign, Chicago, IL
ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, Northbrook, IL
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, Washington, DC
U.S. Sustainable Acquisition and Materials Management Practices Working Group, Washington, DC

Criteria for the 2016 Awards

For the 2016 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 ( or 202-564-8849).