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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Ethical Corporation honors GOJO as a finalist for two awards – Innovation of the Year and Responsible Business of the Year

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This week, the Ethical Corporation honored GOJO as a 2018 award finalist for the Innovation of the Year award and the Responsible Business of the Year award. 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. This year’s judging panel featured leaders from across the globe, including Oliver Balch from The Guardian, Javette Hines from Citi and Aris Vrettos from the University of Cambridge. 

“As a Purpose-Driven Family Enterprise, our GOJO Purpose of Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions inspires our commitment to sustainability leadership and to continuously innovate to improve the lives of those we touch,” said Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, Executive Chair of GOJO. “We recognize the critical role of business in creating a healthy future and put great 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.”

GOJO was selected as a finalist for the Innovation of the Year award for their PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP® with CLEAN RELEASE® Technology. As water conservation, antibacterial ingredient and harsh preservative concerns, and the need for more biobased product options are becoming increasingly more important globally, PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP® with CLEAN RELEASE® Technology offers 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 and advancing the science of hand hygiene to meet the needs of the changing world.

The Ethical Corporation also recognized GOJO as a Responsible Business of the Year finalist for leading the way in publicly announcing its 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals. The company’s Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals 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.

“What matters most to us at GOJO is that we continue to connect the people who use our products with well-being solutions that are better for their businesses, their lives and the world,” said Srini Venkatesh, Chief Science Officer. “To us, that’s responsible business. As a learning organization, we strive to understand the needs of our stakeholders, and we will continue to evolve and develop our sustainability goals with this in mind.  Sustainability is a journey of continuous learning and improvement.”


*All references to regular soap refer to our top-selling non-antibacterial handwash
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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About GOJO -

GOJO, MAKERS OF PURELL ™, is 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, skin care formulas and surface sprays 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 technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability, and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a family enterprise headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. Learn more about GOJO.


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