WHAT MATTERS MOST
We’re committed to creating a healthy environment for everyone. It’s part of who we are and what we do every day. The GOJO Purpose of Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions drives every decision we make, from products we deliver, to the ways we work.
Sustainability is part of our legacy, as well as our commitment to the future. Caring for the well-being of the world permeates everything we do, and our sustainable solutions are just the beginning. We’ve taken great strides to ensure that our impact is a positive one.
COMMITMENT AND PROGRESS
Sustainability is an imperative of the GOJO Purpose: “Saving Lives and Making Life Better through Well-Being Solutions.” As we have worked to rise up to the challenge of this imperative, we have learned that what is needed and expected by our customers and other stakeholders constantly evolves. This awareness drives GOJO to continue to create greater social, environmental and economic Sustainable Value. We’re creating new sources of Sustainable Value for our customers by cultivating partnerships, innovating in our solutions and our processes, and increasing transparency in our communications.
EU Ecolabel is a voluntary program, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment.
The EU Ecolabel is the official environmental label in the United Kingdom and the European Union. GOJO® Mild Foam Hand Wash was assessed against competitive soaps and is one of the few to be awarded an EU Ecolabel license and the honor of carrying the Flower Icon.
POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE
From products to people, we’re constantly working to drive continuous improvement. We incorporate sustainability into everything we do through GOJO Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW), which describes the GOJO approach to changing the way we think and work, and it’s deeply ingrained in who we are as a company.
SUSTAINABLE WAYS OF WORKING
Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOWSM) is our unique approach of integrating sustainability into everything we do. With SWOW, GOJO team members evaluate the social, environmental and economic impacts of decisions and day-to-day work, and make improvements accordingly. This thoughtful consideration results in new sources of value for both GOJO and our stakeholders, including all those we touch and the environment.
There are five core principles that make SWOW work so well:
Leading & Learning
We dedicate ourselves to leading our industry in sustainable practices and solutions while continuously expanding our knowledge and commitment to finding better ones. We are dedicated to leading the skincare category in promoting the health and safety of people while protecting the environment. We do our best within the changing current reality, and we innovate to lead the way.
Proactive Continuous Improvement
Sustainable Ways of Working means establishing ways of thinking and working that drive progress today, while taking into account the needs of future generations. We consider life cycle principles to inform decisions and strive to predict and proactively manage the impacts of our actions. We constantly track, improve, measure and communicate our results.
We use sound judgment, integrity and creativity to make prudent economic decisions that generate a return on investment for our company and stakeholders.
Environmental Management & Compliance
GOJO facilities and operations comply with all applicable government requirements. We establish and maintain appropriate environmental management procedures and pollution prevention measures for the nature of our operations, while identifying and managing environmental risk responsibly. Sensible and responsible environmental management is an objective for every GOJO employee. Our employees are expected to be familiar with and practice Sustainable Ways of Working.
At GOJO, we listen to our stakeholders and purposefully engage in meaningful dialogue to advance sustainability objectives. We seek relationships with a full spectrum of stakeholders to create attachment, accomplish breakthrough results and lower risk. Through stakeholder collaboration, we find common ground and create win-win situations.
GOJO SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions.
It’s our Purpose; it’s who we are.
Our Purpose inspires our deep commitment to sustainability. We see a tremendous opportunity to connect people with better health for a safer, brighter future and a better world—this is what matters most.
Living our Purpose allows us to have a positive impact on public health and the world in which we live, each and every day. It drives us to find new ways to create Sustainable Value through innovative solutions—solutions that bring social, environmental and economic value for all GOJO stakeholders. It is the reason we are advancing our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals to make even greater progress by 2020.