GOJO Taking big Steps to Reduce its Chemical Footprint

Feb 21, 2016 11:55 AM ET

This article originally appeared Cleveland Business

Seventy years after it was founded, Akron-based GOJO Industries is right back where it started – trying to reduce the number of chemicals that people expose themselves to, especially when they’re trying to get their hands clean.

It has, after all, proved good for business in the past.

At the end of 2015, GOJO vowed to cut its chemical footprint in half by 2020 – which will mean replacing chemicals that are now derived from industrial processes with more natural alternatives and reformulating some products into new natural iterations. GOJO also will cut its use of packaging materials, increase its recycling efforts and achieve more third-party certifications for the sustainability and chemical content of its products.

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