SOURCE: GOJO Industries

GOJO Industries

April 21, 2011 17:14 ET

GOJO Emphasizes Sustainable Business Practices in Social, Environmental and Economic Performance

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - GOJO Industries, Inc. today underscored its strong commitment to following sustainable business practices and made public its new GOJO Sustainability Policy.

The policy commits to sustainable business practices as they relate to social, environmental and economic well-being.

GOJO has a long history of sustainable business practices in the skin-care industry. In 1952, founders Goldie and Jerry Lippman invented the world's first portion-control hand-cleaner dispenser to reduce waste. In 1983, GOJO developed liquid soap dispensing systems using GOJO SANITARY SEALED™ refills, a more hygienic alternative to bar soap or bulk dispensers. More recently, the company created GOJO GREEN HYGIENE™ Solutions, the world's first green certified hand soaps and sanitizers portfolio. PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer was first in the world to achieve third-party certification (from EcoLogo™) for instant hand sanitizers.

The Sustainability Policy highlights the opportunity to positively impact world health: "Our goal is to bring well-being to one billion people every day through hand hygiene."

"Our sustainability commitment is driven by our purpose of saving lives and making life better through well-being solutions," GOJO chairman and CEO Joe Kanfer said. "Through our sustainable business practices, we seek to create value for GOJO and our stakeholders now and for generations to come."

Nicole Koharik, global sustainability senior marketing manager, said the sustainability policy expresses how GOJO intends to interact with people and the environment to help stakeholders understand GOJO beliefs, intentions and guiding principles for advancing sustainability.

"Striving to balance the social, environmental and economic impacts of our actions leads to advancing sustainability," she said. "This is consistent with our Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW(SM)) approach to changing how we think and work so sustainability is embedded in everything we do."

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, Inc., inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL in consumer and away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australasia, Japan and Brazil.

Contact Information

    Joe Drenik
    GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Office: 330-255-6357