HCPA wins 2022 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

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The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is proud to announce that it has received a 2022 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award. The Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards recognise the contributions of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders who have shown outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection and use of products with safer chemicals. This is the seventh time in eight years that HCPA has received this honour.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognised once again as an EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year,” said Steve Caldeira, president & CEO, HCPA.
“The Safer Choice programne is an invaluable resource that helps consumers and workers identify products that possess an exemplary environmental, health and safety profile. Not only do our member companies formulate and manufacture products that meet the Safer Choice standard, but the Association has been – and continues to be – a strong champion of the programme through member communications, consumer and trade media outreach and advocacy efforts. Most significantly, we organised a successful coalition of diverse stakeholders to advocate for and restore the Safer Choice programme when its existence was threatened by an Agency reorganisation. It is with immense gratitude that we accept this award and support the Safer Choice programme.”
HCPA said it would like to congratulate member companies Bona US, Church & Dwight Co., Jelmar, Novozymes North America, PurposeBuilt Brands, Reckitt, The Clorox Company and The Procter & Gamble Company, who also received 2022 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.
Safer Choice is a voluntary EPA programme 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 the Safer Choice programme, educated member companies on the programme requirements, and facilitated dialogue between the household and commercial products industry and the EPA.

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