A Closer Look at the GOJO Sustainability Commitment

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A Closer Look at the GOJO Sustainability Commitment

By Nicole Koharik, Global Sustainability Marketing Director
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

CAMPAIGN: GOJO 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals

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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.

Sustainability has been inherent to the GOJO culture since our founding 70 years ago. Today, we are leading our industry in sustainability practices, and we are continuously looking for opportunities to learn, share and collaborate with other organizations and individuals who share a similar commitment to sustainability. The following outlines our milestones and innovations to date.

  • 1946 – Introduced a safer, gentler alternative to the harsh and carcinogenic chemicals used by factory workers to clean their hands.
     
  • 1952 – The Lippmans, who founded GOJO, developed and patented the world’s first portion-controlled dispenser that was in part made from reused components to reduce product waste.
     
  • 2006 – First to introduce green certified soap, with certification from EcoLogo™ and Green Seal.
     
  • 2009 – Held our first GOJO Sustainability Summit, where we gathered hundreds of internal and external customers to share our sustainability goals.
     
  • 2010 – Launched PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer, the world’s first green certified hand sanitizer.
     
  • 2010 – Declared sustainability goals for reductions in water usage, solid waste and greenhouse gases by 2015.
     
  • 2012 – Introduced the LTX™, a touch-free dispenser designed with life cycle principles and smart electronics that extend the dispenser’s battery life.
     
  • 2013 – Established our first generation Sustainable Chemistry and Packaging Policies to focus on guiding the selection of ingredients and materials to develop effective solutions with an even higher human and environmental safety profile.
     
  • 2013 - Exceeded our operational sustainability goals, which were established in 2010, two years early.
     
  • 2013 – Received the Summit of Sustainability Award for our commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability efforts.
  • 2014 – One of the first participants in the Chemical Footprint Project pilot.
     
  • 2015 – Named one of the first members of the American Cleaning Institute’s Charter for Sustainable Cleaning.
     
  • 2015 – Announced a complete non-antimicrobial soap portfolio that carries EcoLogoCertification.
     
  • 2015 – Declared our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals.
     
  • 2016 – Launched PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals, which is made with 93% naturally derived ingredients, into the consumer market.

Our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals are not only the next step in our commitment to sustainability but they are also a reflection of our focus on engaging our customers and stakeholders and learning what matters most to them. The GOJO 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals are:

  • Innovate to Create Sustainable Value – GOJO will cut its Chemical Footprint  by 50 percent; 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. We understand that what matters most to our stakeholders will continue to evolve, and we look forward to growing with them.

We invite you to learn more about our sustainability priorities at www.gojo.com/sustainability

Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | GOJO Sustainability Commitment | PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer | Sustainable Chemistry and Packaging Policies | The GOJO Purpose | Well-Being Solutions

CAMPAIGN: GOJO 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals

CONTENT: Blog