Awards & Recognition

InfectionControl.Tips Top Innovation Award
In October 2017, GOJO SMARTLINK™ Service Alerts was named as a Top-3 innovation at this year’s Canadian Association of Environmental Management Conference. Capitalizing on the recent development of the Internet of Things (IoT), GOJO developed the only innovation on the market today that provides accurate data on everything from product usage to maintenance schedules. SMARTLINK™ Service Alerts is designed to provide a healthcare facility’s staff with real-time monitoring of refill status, battery life, communication and dispenser status for GOJO dispensers. This technology, which is easily integrated with the SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Monitoring system, collects usage and status data for each GOJO-monitored device.

GOJO is an EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year 2017

GOJO Awarded the 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award
The EPA’s Safer Choice Program partners with businesses and other industry leaders to help reduce health and environmental risks by advancing the manufacturing and use of safer products and technologies. When consumers see the Safer Choice label on a product, they can be confident that the ingredients have been through a rigorous EPA review. The label means that EPA scientists have evaluated every ingredient in the product to ensure it meets Safer Choice's stringent criteria. When people use Safer Choice products, they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices.

Since 2015, the EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award has recognized program participants for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in, or promotion of the Safer Choice Program. GOJO has been named a Safer Choice Partner of the Year for 2017.

Akron 2017 Beautification Watch Award
GOJO was recognized in 2017 by the Beautification Board of Keep Akron Beautiful. By maintaining a litter-free, well-maintained facility and grounds, we were nominated by peers to receive this award. Keep Akron Beautiful is in its 36th year of operation, and is responsible for implementing a comprehensive litter prevention and recycling promotion, and through their hard work and dedication, has been a key player in improving Akron’s appearance.

GOJO Earns National Recognition in 3 CSR Award Categories
In March 2017, GOJO was recognized at the PRNews Spring Awards Luncheon for our 2015 Sustainability Report. GOJO was also named a finalist in the Corporation with Less than 25,000 Employees category. Additionally, Nicole Koharik, GOJO Corporate Communications Director, was a finalist for CSR Professional of the Year. GOJO is honored to be recognized in such prestigious company.

GOJO Australia Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year Award
Food & Beverage Magazine recognized GOJO Australia as the 2016 Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year. Reflecting the initiatives set out in our 2020 goals, this honor recognized our accomplishments in reducing operating impacts since 2010. Since committing to reduce our environmental impacts, GOJO has increased waste recycled by 6 percent, reduced solid waste generation by 47 percent, and reduced hazardous waste by 70 percent.

Ohio EPA

Ohio EPA Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards
The Ohio EPA’s E3 Program recognized GOJO at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels in 2012 and 2015 respectively, before also awarding GOJO the gold level in 2015. To earn all three awards, an organization must have an excellent environmental compliance record, exceed regulatory compliance obligations and complete environmental stewardship activities that show a strong commitment to reduce waste, lower emissions and improve environmental performance. GOJO is the only company in the State of Ohio to date to have received all three award levels.

Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award
Practice Greenhealth awarded GOJO the Champion for Change Award in both 2015 and 2016. This award honors businesses supplying to the healthcare sector who have taken steps to improve their organization’s green practices, and have gone the extra mile to help their clients and associates expand their sustainable practices.

The Summit of Sustainability

Summit of Sustainability Large Business Award
In 2013, GOJO was honored with the Summit of Sustainability Large Business Award. We received the award in recognition for our strong corporate commitment to fully integrating sustainability principles into our core business strategies while showing measurable results. The Summit of Sustainability Awards are co-sponsored by the City of Akron, Summit County, Keep Akron Beautiful, the Greater Akron Chamber and ReWorks.

Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25 Ministries Green Giving Award
In support of its mission to care for the poorest of the poor, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Matthew 25: Ministries encourages corporations to donate unused products which might otherwise be wasted. GOJO provides soap that Matthew 25 distributes to regions of the world where the availability of soap and clean water are limited, such as Nicaragua and Haiti. GOJO-donated products are perfectly usable, though there might be packaging misprints or other errors that do not meet our standards for commercialization. These high-quality products from GOJO are also dispensed in rural villages to individual families for household use.