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Kelly McGlumphy, Public Relations Manager, GOJO Industries, 330.255.6986, McGlumpK@GOJO.com, www.GOJO.com
The company’s Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals promote leadership and continuous improvement, while delivering innovation in products and the ways the company works.
AKRON, Ohio, and BOSTON (Dec. 8, 2015) - GOJO, a global leader in hand hygiene and healthy skin and the maker of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, today announced its 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals at the 10th Annual BizNGO-Chemical Footprint Project Conference in Boston. These goals, which focus on delivering innovation in products and the ways the company works and creating Sustainable Value for all GOJO stakeholders, demonstrate the company’s commitment to leading the industry in sustainable practices and solutions.
“The GOJO Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions, continues to inspire our deep commitment to creating Sustainable Value – that is, social, environmental and economic value – for GOJO and our customers and people who use our products, our suppliers, our team members, our collaboration partners and our community,” said Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, vice chair, GOJO. “As we have worked to rise up to the challenge of this imperative, we have learned that what is needed and expected by our customers and other stakeholders are new sources of Sustainable Value for today and tomorrow. Our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals are a reflection of this, and through customer and industry partnerships, innovation and increased transparency, we will deliver on these goals over the next five years.”
The GOJO 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals are:
- Innovate to Create Sustainable Value – GOJO will cut its Chemical Footprint in half; establish and maintain an industry-leading sustainable chemistry policy; double global sales from products with third-party certifications; and source reduce packaging material by 15 percent.
- Elevate Public Health and Well-Being – The company’s long-term social sustainability goal is to bring well-being to one billion people every day. GOJO will work towards achieving this goal while striving to be the most recognized advocate for well-being through hygiene in our industry.
- Steward a Thriving Environment – GOJO will recover and either reuse or recycle 50 percent of dispenser materials from the value chain; migrate 90 percent of GOJO Strategic, Preferred and Collaborative suppliers to meet GOJO Sustainable Value Responsible Sourcing Criteria; and power its distribution operations by renewable energy.
- Foster a Culture of Sustainable Value – Continue to inspire team members to act in ways that deliver Sustainable Value through Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW℠) with positive impact for GOJO, its team members and the communities in which we live and work. All of GOJO core processes will be infused with SWOW, which brings sustainability strategies to everything we do, and all GOJO team members will be engaged in SWOW.
“What matters most to us at GOJO is that we continue to connect the people we serve with better health for their businesses, lives and world,” add Nicole Koharik, global sustainability marketing director, GOJO. “We understand that what matters most to our stakeholders will continue to evolve, and we developed our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals with this in mind. This is also why we wanted to share them at BizNGO – sharing the sentiment with fellow sustainability thought leaders that sustainability is an ever-evolving journey of continuous learning and improvement.”
“Chemical footprinting provides a clear pathway for measuring progress to inherently safer chemicals,” highlighted Mark Rossi of Clean Production Action. “Now we have GOJO demonstrating authentic leadership by stepping up and being the first company to publicly state a goal of reducing its chemical footprint. We look forward to working with other companies in measuring their progress to sustainable and healthy chemicals.”
To learn more about the GOJO sustainability commitment, visit www.GOJO.com/sustainability.
GOJO Industries is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing systems, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Brazil.