ECOS Awarded Platinum-Level WELL Certification
The green cleaning products company is the first manufacturer in the industry to receive the certification for creating facilities that prioritize employee health and well-being
Cypress, CA (August 31, 2021) – ECOS®, a pioneer in environmentally friendly cleaning products, announced today that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level for its Illinois facility by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). WELL is the premier building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the buildings where we live, work and play.
ECOS is the first manufacturer and the first company of any kind in the Industrial sector to receive the prestigious Platinum-level award. A leader in the green cleaning market, ECOS manufactures over 200 sustainably made laundry detergents and household and commercial cleaning products.
Created through collaboration with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. ECOS earned the Platinum-level rating based on seven categories of building performance — Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
“We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, so the buildings where we live and work have a profound impact on our health,” said Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO of ECOS. “Our team members are incredibly important to us, and we’re pleased to offer them workspaces that support their physical and mental wellbeing.”
Some of the features that helped ECOS achieve its WELL Certified Platinum rating include meditation, lactation, and exercise rooms; organic fruit for healthy snacking; enhanced ventilation and air filtration; low-VOC paints, flooring, and other materials; water quality testing and filtered water stations every 100 feet; natural light from windows and glass walls; temperature regulation for year-round comfort; and ergonomic and comfortable workstations.
To learn more about ECOS products and the company achievements in sustainability, please visit www.ecos.com.
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 www.ecos.com.