AKRON, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - For the second consecutive year, GOJO Industries has been selected as a Green Giving Corporation by Matthew 25: Ministries.
The Cincinnati-based organization's award recognizes outstanding corporate environmental and social well-being initiatives involving product donation. Each year GOJO gives millions of pounds of soap and PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer to humanitarian aid efforts in the U.S. and around the world.
GOJO earned the Green Giving Partner Seal from Matthew 25: Ministries for multiple donations, considered significant for a company of its size and capacity, and committing to minimizing corporate waste. The ministry also recognized GOJO for outstanding efforts in repurposing excess product for humanitarian work, contributing to environmental and social sustainability.
"We chose GOJO for the Green Giving Award because the company has such a high expectation of saving goods destined for landfill," said Matthew 25: Ministries CEO Tim Mettey. "Through that commitment, GOJO is saving lives every year."
Contributions of GOJO soap and PURELL hand sanitizer assist with the ministries' global relief efforts and are consistent with the GOJO Purpose of saving lives and making life better through well-being solutions.
"The partnership helps us reduce, reuse and recycle while helping the poor and disaster victims who are desperately in need of products like ours," said GOJO Environmental Manager Sunshine Scherer.
Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked humanitarian and disaster relief organization, annually rescues and reuses more than 13,000,000 pounds of discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past-season products each year and redistributes them to people in need throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
GOJO Industries, Inc., inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL hand sanitizer in 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 66-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, Australasia, Japan and Brazil.