PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer Provides Healthy Choice for People and Environment

Jun 14, 2010, 10:30 ET from GOJO Industries

AKRON, Ohio, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries developed PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer with human well-being and environmental performance objectives in mind.

The new PURELL product line earned green certified hand sanitizer status when it became the world's first hand sanitizer to achieve EcoLogo™ certification. The products deliver the same proven performance as original PURELL with added environmental benefits.

"The new PURELL product features our optimized green hand sanitizer formula using only 100% naturally renewable, plant-derived ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula to meet emerging global standards," said Nicole Koharik, global sustainability senior marketing manager for GOJO. "As more commercial and institutional customers pursue sustainability, PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer provides an effective green hand sanitizer with EcoLogo certification to support their goals."

PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer's formula kills 99.99% of common germs that may cause illness and exceeds requirements established by USDA's Bio Preferred program. Federal agencies can purchase the product with confidence they will meet BioPreferred green hand sanitizer requirements.

EcoLogo certification acknowledges the product meets Instant Hand Sanitizer Antiseptic Products standard (CCD-170) for environmental leadership. That standard guides purchases toward safe, effective green hand sanitizer products that use less-intrusive raw materials, reduce environmental hazards, and increase product recyclability.

PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is part of a complete green-certified hand hygiene portfolio from GOJO, encouraging healthy habits for people, supporting green cleaning efforts, and reducing environmental impacts. It is available for markets including education, office, healthcare, government and military.

For information, call GOJO Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-321-9647. Visit www.gojo.com/PURELLGreen.

About GOJO

GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL in away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under the GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in markets that include healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil.

PURELL is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson and used under license.

SOURCE GOJO Industries