2015 Partner of the Year Award Winners
Awards were presented at the Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony on June 22nd, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Read more about the 2015 Award Winners.[epa.gov]
The second annual Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards recognize program participants for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of the Safer Choice Program. Please apply by January 29, 2016 to be considered.[epa.gov] Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in late spring of 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Safer Choice Program participants are continually driving innovation to make chemical products safer. Our program currently labels more than 2,000 products, used by consumers, institutions and industry, that meet our Safer Choice Standard[epa.gov].
EPA will present at least one award in each of these five categories:
- Product and Chemical Manufacturers
- Purchasers and Distributors
Within these categories, we may give additional awards in the subcategories of “small business” and “sustained excellence.”
You may apply in more than one award category, but must complete individual application packages for each.
Any current or past program participants in the Safer Choice Program are eligible to apply for the awards. Candidates must complete the application form(s)[epa.gov] and have it signed by an appropriate company or organization official (e.g., CEO, vice president for governmental affairs, division head, or other authorized signatory).
How to Apply
Complete and submit the application materials[epa.gov] by January 29, 2016. The application may be submitted via email to SaferChoice_Support@abtassoc.com. Supplemental documents (e.g., photos, pamphlets, advertisement videos, audio files) may be sent with your application as PDF files (each file must be less than 12 MB). Please refer to the application materials for instructions on how to submit paper copies.
For the 2016 awards, we will recognize program participants who have demonstrated leadership in:
- furthering safer chemistry and products throughout the past year; and
- promoting the new Safer Choice label.
Program participants that submit complete applications will be evaluated against the following five criteria:
- Participation in the Safer Choice Program
- Use of the Safer Choice label
- Promotion and use of products using the Safer Choice label
- Outreach and education on the Safer Choice Program to consumers and end-users
- Innovations in safer chemistry and other efforts to advance the Safer Choice Program
Responses will be weighted and points assigned based on the applicant/award category.