Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative

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The Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) was founded by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a way to acknowledge companies that "green" their products and services.[1] Detergents that are considered safer are detergents without alkyiphenol ethoxylates,more commonly known as NPEs, which is toxic to aquatic life.[1][2] These safer surfactants breakdown quickly into non-polluting compounds so they do not affect aquatic life.[1][2] Companies that produce, use, or distribute safer surfactants can qualify for the stewardship.[1][2] The initiative is administrated by EPA employee David Difiore.

Champion Status[edit]

The EPA currently recognizes the following companies as having achieved Champion Status, the SDSI initiative's highest award:

Auto-Chlor System
Barricade Fire Gel
Bissell Homecare Inc.
Chemco Corporation
ChemLink Laboratories LLC
Clean Control Corporation
Corporate Express, a Staples Company
Earth Friendly Products
Eco Concepts, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
Klipper Group
Multi-Clean Inc.
Natural Soap Formulas Naturell
PDQ Manufacturing
Pure & Gentle Soap Inc.
Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.
SafeWash Technologies
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Seventh Generation, Inc.
Spurrier Chemical Companies Inc.
State Chemical Solutions
SYSCO Corporation
The Dial Corporation, A Henkel Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
US Formula Technology
U.S. Polychemical Corporation
Virox Technologies Inc.


  1. ^ a b c d "JohnsonDiversey Recognized for Phasing Out NPEs". CSA Illumina. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative". ISSA. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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