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Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 Orange County Family Owned Business Award
  • 2014 EFP was chosen as one of "The 44 Healthiest Companies to Work For in America" by www.greatist.com
  • 2014 Safer Chemistry Champion Awards--Washington
  • 2014 The Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards (The Pet Cleaner Category)
  • 2014 Thurston County Chamber Green Business Designation--Washington
  • 2013 CleanTech OC Company of the Year
  • 2013 Thurston County Chamber Green Business, Medium Business of the Year--Washington
  • 2012 AWB (Association of Washington Business) Green Manufacturing Excellence Award
  • 2012 EPA Green Power Leadership
  • 2012 Healthy Living People’s Choice Award in 3 categories: Best Natural Cleaning Products /Best Laundry/ Best Automatic Dishwashing
  • 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award
  • 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency names Earth Friendly Products a “Wastewise Partner”
  • 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency names Earth Friendly Products “Green Power Partner”
  • 2011 Sustainable Green Printing Certification
  • 2011 Thurston County Economic Development Council’s New Business of the Year
  • 2011 Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Green Business Designation
  • 2010 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Business Practices “The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Program is California's highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State's economy.”
  • 2010 National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies (NISSCO) recognizes the sustainability efforts of Earth Friendly Products by awarding the company its first Supplier Partner Sustainability Award
  • 2010 OCBJ-Nomination: Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks-Women in Business Awards.
  • 2010 EFP Wins “Best All Purpose Cleaner” by Doctor’s Prescription for Healthy Living Magazine
  • 2010 Expo West-Best of Show Award-Best New Vegetarian Product
  • 2010 OC Metro-Kelly as the 20 Women to Watch - http://www.ocmetro.com/t-CoverStory20Women14KellyVlahakisHanks.aspx
  • 2009 Partnership with Teens Turning Green, Project Green Dorm Initiative.
  • 2009 Nominated (2nd time) for Family Owned Business Award
  • 2009 Partnership with Healthy Child, Healthy World
  • 2009 Design for the Environment (DfE) certification
  • 2009 Green Patriot™- Green 100™
  • 2009 Earth Friendly Products receives Orion environmental award
  • 2008 Nominated for Family Owned Business Award
  • 2008 Kosher- KOF-K certification
  • 2008 EPA-Covenant Environmental Certification (DfE)
  • 2008 EPA-Champion of Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Award
  • 2008 Certified by NSF, Codex/NACMCF, HACCP & Best Industry Practices
  • 2007 PETA - Proggy Award-Best Line of Cruelty Free Household Products
  • 2006 Partnership with Biodiversity Project-Great Lakes Forever Campaign
  • 2005 Clean Air Counts Award for contributions to reducing Ozone
  • 2003 Natural Products Expo East-Socially Responsible Business Award
  • 2002/2003 Quality Institute International (American Culinary Institute)-Gold Performance Certificate of Distinction
  • 2002 Natural Home Magazine- Readers' Choice Awards for Best Cleaning Products