PRIDE Industries was named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winner for its outstanding achievement in the manufacturing and use of its PRIDEClean® products. This marks the second-year PRIDE Industries has won the award. PRIDE Industries is among 33 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners announced May 5, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2017.
The Safer Choice program, formerly known as the Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Program, was developed in 1997 and draws upon chemical and environmental expertise from across EPA. Safer Choice uses the technical tools and expertise of EPA’s New Chemicals Program to evaluate the environmental and human health impacts of every chemical ingredient in a product, allowing only the safest ingredients in labeled products.
“As a company that embraces sustainability, our focus was to produce products that were not only better for the environment, but could provide a commercial strength, budget-friendly alternative to our customers and consumers who want to ‘go-green’ efficiently – without sacrificing quality,” said Al Ahlm, PRIDEClean® Product Manager. “PRIDEClean® custom-blended formulas were developed following the stringent EPA’s Safer Choice standards for products that are safer for human health and protect the environment. PRIDE Industries maintains hundreds of facilities and over 25 million square feet daily and as one of the nation’s largest nonprofit employers of people with disabilities, our priority is the safety and health of our own employees using the products. We are very grateful for the partnership we have found in the EPA Safer Choice Program.”
Partner of the Year award winners represent a wide variety of leadership organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and small- and medium-sized businesses. The 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards will be presented during a public ceremony on May 15, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD. More on the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners can be found at www.epa.gov/saferchoice/safer-choice-partner-year-awards
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization and recognized service provider meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of public and private organizations while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, Ca., and operating in 14 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs more than 5,600 individuals, including more than 3,200 people with disabilities.
The PRIDEClean® product line is the result of an exclusive agreement with a custom blender/manufacturer to meet the stringent requirements of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program. PRIDEClean® products contain no ammonia, no toxic by-products, and are biodegradable. Field-tested in some of the most demanding environments, high-performance PRIDEClean® products are environmentally friendly, cost-efficient and help companies earn points under the LEED® Green Cleaning Products and Materials Credit.
PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.