OXON HILL, Md. — Albertsons and Wegmans Food Markets were named by the Environmental Protection Agency as Safer Choice Partners of the Year for 2017, which honors outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion, and use of Safer Choice-labeled products over the past year. The awards were presented at National Harbor in Oxon Hill on May 15.
“Albertsons recently reached 400,000-plus people by sharing a Safer Choice video and 500,000-plus people by sharing Partner of the Year posts on Facebook. Safer Choice commends Albertsons for its use of social media to promote the program and its continued efforts to expand its offering of Safer Choice-certified products to consumers,” the EPA wrote.
“Safer Choice commends Wegmans for its prominent use of the Safer Choice label and for fostering awareness of the program through direct mail advertisements, employee education, and in-store displays. Safer Choice applauds Wegmans for its exceptional commitment to transition all Wegmans brand household cleaning products, laundry detergents, and dish detergents, where science allows, to Safer Choice-certified formulas. Through these initiatives, Wegmans continues to bolster the Safer Choice program,” the agency wrote.
“We’re committed to offering effective cleaning products that are Safer Choice-certified whenever possible because we believe it’s the right thing to do,” said Wegmans category merchant Dave Tantillo. “The Safer Choice label makes it easy for consumers to find cleaning products that are safer for them, their families, and the environment. It is the seal of approval we want our customers to know and trust.”
The EPA also named formulators and product manufacturers to the list. Among the companies with drug store times named were GOJO Industries, Reckitt Benckiser, Seventh Generation and Clorox.