ECOS Receives Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

ECOS Receives Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

The eco-conscious cleaning products company adds Women Owned certification from WBENC to its extensive list of diversity and sustainability credentials.


Cypress, CA (August 27, 2021) – ECOS®, a pioneer in safer cleaning products, is proud to announce national certification as a Women Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.


ECOS is a leader in the eco-conscious cleaning market, manufacturing over 90 sustainably made laundry detergents and household and commercial cleaning products. The company is co-owned and led by President and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, a woman of African American and Greek descent who has made equity and inclusion for women and minorities central to ECOS mission. Vlahakis-Hanks actively promotes a corporate culture of diversity and empowerment with a leadership team that is 58% female and 41% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).


“We’re honored to officially be designated as a Women’s Business Enterprise,” said Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO of ECOS. “WBENC certification aligns with our values and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’re always looking for ways to bring value to our partners and customers; our WBENC certification can help them achieve their supplier diversity goals and, in turn, demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and equity.”


To learn more about ECOS products and the company achievements in sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit


About ECOS®

Family owned and operated since 1967, ECOS makes plant-powered laundry detergents and cleaners that are safer for people, pets, and the planet. ECOS products are made in the USA using global ingredients at facilities in Washington, California, Illinois, and New Jersey. Made without dyes, formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, parabens, phthalates, or optical brighteners, ECOS products are pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals. As a women-owned and minority-owned business, ECOS has won many awards for its green chemistry innovations and diversity, including the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year award. ECOS, Baby ECOS, ECOS Pets and ECOS PRO cleaners are available at major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the U.S., internationally, and online. For more information and retail locations, visit



Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit