Creating products that are “safe, effective, and good for you, as well as the environment” is core to the GOJO Purpose of Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions. That purpose led them to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold for many of their hand sanitizer products and more. They were committed to MBDC Co-founder William McDonough’s safe then circular framework to emphasize the importance of ensuring the safety of the molecules they choose to manufacture their products.
Clean Air & Climate Protection
A portion of the GOJO manufacturing facility in Wooster, Ohio, is powered by solar energy
In 2015, GOJO committed to reducing their chemical footprint by 50% by 2020, and their sustainable chemistry strategy goes far beyond required regulatory compliance. GOJO launched a refreshed Sustainable Product Innovation Policy in 2020.
GOJO actively chooses biobased ingredients, including corn-derived ethanol for its hand sanitizers, and works to create formulations that are readily biodegradable
Water & Soil Stewardship
Their Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold PURELL® Brand HEALTHY SOAP® with CLEAN RELEASE® Technology rinses faster, saving an estimated 6 gallons of water per refill. To clean in its manufacturing lines, GOJO uses SafeWater™️, an electrolyzed water system that reduces energy, water, and chemical consumption compared to other industrial cleaning processes.