LOVELAND, Ohio — Washing Systems (WSI) has been selected by the State of Ohio EPA as the first to be recognized with the state’s Platinum Level award for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship, the company reports.
WSI was previously honored in 2014 with a Silver Level award under the EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.
“We are very honored and humbled to receive the Platinum Level award for Encouraging Environmental Excellence from the Ohio EPA,” says Terry Shoreman, CEO of Washing Systems. “We think of our products as a key success driver for our customers, the critical piece that allows laundry operators to deliver quality textiles to their customers.
“All of our associates at WSI take their responsibility to the environment and community very seriously. This dedication and commitment shows both in the quality of our innovations and the collective impact we have on our community.”
Ohio’s E3 Program recognizes businesses, nonprofits and government agencies for going above and beyond compliance with requirements while demonstrating environmental excellence, the company says.
This is the first time a business has achieved Platinum Level, which honors organizations that have expanded their environmental programs beyond their own products and services to make a positive impact on the surrounding community.
“Washing Systems has made a commitment to be environmentally sustainable and, through their research and development efforts, deliver innovative products that clean better, more efficiently and without chemicals that have harmful effects on human health and the environment,” says Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler.
“Their leadership in the area of environmental stewardship and their success are both measurable and important. I am proud to recognize this outstanding Ohio business as one of the first to achieve our Platinum Level E3 Award.”
In recognizing WSI with its Platinum Level award, the Ohio EPA noted its innovative products and processes, specifically designed to eliminate chemicals of concern, reduce energy and water consumption, and increase productivity. These innovations include the patent-pending process ClearPath™, a completely NPE and Phosphate free portfolio of cleaning products, and the elimination of millions of pounds of chemistries removed from the environment through its products, Spectrum™ and Structure™, the company says.
WSI says it carries the U.S. EPA Safer Choice designation on five of its cleaning solutions.