Green cleaning products firm ECOS becomes ‘climate positive’

The company now restores more to the environment in energy and water than it consumes to produce its plant-powered products

ECOS, a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, has announced that is has officially become a ‘climate positive’ company.

The firm now restores more to the environment in energy and water than it consumes to produce its plant-powered products.

In 2009, it made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2020 and achieved its goal largely in part by switching to 100% renewable electricity and dramatically reduce its transport emissions four years later.

It also achieved the TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification at four of its US manufacturing facilities in 2015 and became water neutral in 2016.

In addition, ECOS has supported wind energy projects and water restoration initiatives for critically-threatened ecosystems and is now broadening this commitment.

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO of ECOS said: “I’m incredibly proud of our neutrality and zero waste achievements but the threats to our planet require more than just minimising our environmental footprint.

“We need to go further by regenerating resources beyond what we use. As a climate positive company, I hope we can inspire other companies to join us and support projects like clean energy, regenerative agriculture and habitat restoration. It’s up to us to slow the trajectory of climate change and create a healthier planet for us all.”

 

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