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GOJO – 2018 Finalist for the 9th Annual Responsible Business Awards

Samantha Williams


By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

The GOJO Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions, inspires our commitment to sustainability leadership and to use this commitment as a driver of innovation that improves the lives of those we touch. We put considerable effort into understanding and proactively managing the social, environmental, and economic impacts of our business on society and the environment as new needs and challenges emerge to create a healthy today and a healthy tomorrow.

As water conservation, antibacterial ingredient and harsh preservative concerns, and the need for more biobased product options are becoming increasingly more important globally, GOJO offers PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP® with CLEAN RELEASE™ Technology, a breakthrough hand soap that is 90 percent biobased and removes 99 percent of dirt and germs on skin without an antimicrobial soap ingredient.1 The innovative formulation rinses faster and cleaner, saving an estimated six gallons of water per refill compared to regular soap,2 conserving vital resources while helping to reduce antimicrobial resistance and advancing the science of hand hygiene to meet the needs of the changing world.

GOJO was selected as a finalist for the Ethical Corporation’s Innovation of the Year award for our PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP® with CLEAN RELEASE™ Technology. The Ethical Corporation also recognized GOJO as a Responsible Business of the Year finalist for leading the way in publicly announcing our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals that focus on creating social, environmental, and economic value for all GOJO stakeholders – demonstrating the company’s commitment to leading the industry in sustainable practices and solutions.

The Ethical Corporation recognizes breakthrough strategies that are pushing boundaries in corporate responsibility and sustainability to address emerging core challenges that are shaping the future of responsible business. Other finalists of the 2018 Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards include Bridgestone, Coca-Cola Company, Merck, Unilever and the American Cleaning Institute. 

While we are excited to receive this recognition, we are even more excited to make a difference for businesses, institutions, suppliers, team members, customers, and distributors. Through our collective leading and learning, we are living out our commitment to sustainability and to collaboration as a great way to strengthen our understanding of our stakeholders’ needs and then meet them.

Learn more about our Innovation of the Year and Responsible Business of the Year recognition in our GOJO Newsroom


1. Augustine Scientific, Newbury OH, Surface and Interfacial Rheology Analysis, June 30, 2017; Augustine Scientific, Newbury OH, Ex Vivo Soil Removal Analysis, August 5, 2017; GOJO Industries Inc, Akron OH, Evaluation of handwashes for germ removal from ex vivo skin, Study # EV-2017-002, August 15, 2017.
2. GOJO Industries, Inc., 2017-07-I10599 PURELL Healthy Soap CRT Rinse and Sustainability Study, 19 July 2017.

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