AHP®’s Role in Environmental Responsibility
Virox is committed to innovating, developing and improving peroxide based, environmentally sustainable cleaners and disinfectants that allow our affiliates to reduce their environmental impact when consuming such necessary products. A focus on human and animal health and environmental sustainability is a legacy we will pass on to future generations.
Virox wins EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award
Virox has been awarded a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for Innovation by the Safer Choice/DfE (Design for the Environment) program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This award is aimed at bringing recognition to companies that have advanced the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in the Safer Choice/DfE program.
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In 2009, the management team at Virox was challenged to look internally at all activities within the company from materials management to production, research and development and all other departments and put the concept of “SUSTAINABILITY” into practice. As a result of this focus we created a “GREEN TEAM” which includes members from each functional area of the company. In addition to creating a Green Team, Virox also decided to pursue LEED Certification for our corporate headquarters. What better way to put sustainability into practice?
In April 2013 Virox Technologies Inc. achieved LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for our 60,000 square foot headquarters which includes the company's corporate offices, research & development laboratory, manufacturing and warehousing facility. Virox is the first chemical manufacturer in Canada capable of not only developing EcoLogo and Green Seal Certified products, but manufacturing them in a LEED-certified facility.
AHP® Green Certified Products
At Virox, we believe claims of product environmental preferability should be validated by credible third party certification. Today, we have multiple product lines that meet both industry and government requirements to be labelled a “green” product. In Canada, we have a variety of disinfectant cleaners with EcoLogo/UL Certifications (sold under the brand names PREempt™ and Prevail™). In the US, AHP® has recently been approved as the FIRST hydrogen peroxide disinfectant to meet DfE (Design for the Environment) certification. We also have a number of AHP® products that have been approved as cleaners under GreenGuard and GreenSeal.
Awards and Certifications
Virox has long prided itself on developing and manufacturing cleaners and disinfectants that provide a safer and greener alternative for end users. Proof of this comes with multiple awards and recognitions for sustainability, as well as several green certified products.
|The Presidential United States Environmental Protection Green Chemistry Challenge Agency Awards Program: Summary of 2009 Award Entries and Recipients||Acquired ISO certification from BSI, for operating an Environmental Management System compliant with the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.||Virox Technologies Inc. has been recognized by the EPA as a Champion in the Design for the Environment Program's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI). Champion is the highest level of recognition offered under SDSI. Read More.||Virox Technologies Inc. Has won the 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for Innovation by the Safer Choice/DfE (Design for the Environment) program due to its commitment towards chemical safety.|
As a consumer you have the right to know that the products used in the places where you eat, sleep and work are safe for your health and the environment. From third party programs that certify green products and organizations that help promote the use of safer chemicals to cutting edge science on the chemicals used to formulate cleaning and disinfectant products, learn how to choose environmentally preferable products that can help reduce the environmental impacts of chemical usage and enhance safety — to animals, humans and the plantet.
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It's all connected.
Together, we can improve the impact of chemicals on animal health, human health and the planet. For more information, visit: http://www.infectionpreventionresource.com/green.php