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GOJO Industries, Inc.- Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner - Case Study

GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. They are one of a handful of Ohio companies that received recognition at the Achievement (in 2012), and Silver and Gold (in 2015) levels of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

GOJO incorporates environmentally beneficial activities throughout their business, such as:

  • Reducing water use by more than 40 percent.
  • Reducing solid waste generation by more than 36 percent and increasing recycling.
  • Reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by more than 46 percent.
  • Minimizing hazardous waste generation; changing their generator status from Large Quantity Generator (LQG) to Small Quantity Generator (SQG).
  • Launching a Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW) initiative integrating sustainability into daily work to achieve results.
  • Promoting stewardship activity efforts to employees via training, the GOJO News Network and their internal newsletter.
  • Communicating the company’s environmental progress to its community.
  • Sponsoring cross-functional teams to evaluate processes and change the way of doing business, saving the company more than $600,000.
  • Using life-cycle planning and accounting-based metrics to guide decisions and identify continuous improvement opportunities.

The E3 program provides four recognition levels: Achievement, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Any organization in Ohio may apply for membership. Applicants must be in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Interested in applying for recognition for your organization under the E3 Program? If so, please visit epa.ohio.gov/ohioE3 or call (800) 329-7518. We would be glad to help guide you through the process and get your organization the recognition it deserves.

"GOJO Industries sets a good example for other Ohio businesses. We are proud to have you as part of Ohio EPA’s Environmental Excellence program. You put environmental stewardship and sustainability into practice, showing that taking care of the environment is also good for business." – Ohio EPA Director, Craig W. Butler