HCPA wins 2023 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

Written on: October 6, 2023 by SprayTM

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) has received a 2023 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award; this is the eighth time in nine years that HCPA has received this honor.

The Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards recognize the contributions of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders who have shown outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection and use of innovative products with safer chemicals.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized once again as an EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, HCPA.

Molly Blessing (left), HCPA Director of Sustainability, accepted the award on behalf of HCPA from Jennie Romer, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention in the Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at the EPA.

“The demand for products that are increasingly safe for human health and the environment continues to grow, and it is a pleasure to support a program that helps consumers and workers to identify such products. We look forward to continuing a strong partnership with the EPA and the Safer Choice program on behalf of the household and commercial products industry through continued communication and advocacy efforts, he continued.”

HCPA also congratulated member companies who also received 2023 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards: Bona US, Church & Dwight Co., The Clorox Co., Jelmar, Novozymes North America, Phibro Biotechnics, PurposeBuilt Brands, Rust-Oleum Corp., Spartan Chemical Co., State Industrial Products and Wexford Labs.

Safer Choice is a voluntary EPA program that certifies products made with ingredients that are safer for people, pets, and the planet. Safer Choice products undergo careful evaluation against a stringent set of human health and environmental criteria, and a product can only carry the Safer Choice label if it contains those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class. HCPA has consistently advocated for funding of the Safer Choice program, educated member companies on the use of safer chemicals in their products, and facilitated dialogue between the specialty chemicals industry and the EPA.