The ‘father of Green Cleaning’ is one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 21 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winners for 2015.
Through the EPA Safer Choice Program, EPA helps consumers and commercial buyers select high-quality safer chemical products, and each year it recognizes companies and organizations in various industries for their efforts to help create a safer environment.
Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, was chosen based on his efforts in with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED V4, among other work.
On their website, EPA said: “The [Ashkin Group] organization has offered input that has helped to enhance the Safer Choice program and encourage ingredient disclosure on product labeling”.
“Safer Choice commends the Ashkin Group for its strong communication efforts to advance safer cleaning and worker health, its long-time support of the Safer Choice program and its promotion of the program in LEED and the Green Sports Alliance.”
“The Safer Choice program has made a significant contribution in ensuring that our homes, schools, and the offices we work in and use are healthier for us and the environment – Ashkin said – I am honored to be one of the 2015 award winners.”