The State of Ohio EPA announced last week that it has recognized WSI (Washing Systems) for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship by awarding WSI the highest distinction, Platinum Level, under the EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program.
Ohio’s E3 Program recognizes businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies for going above and beyond areas of compliance while demonstrating environmental excellence. Platinum Level recognizes organizations that have expanded their environmental programs beyond their own facility to make a positive impact on the surrounding community. This marks the third occurrence WSI has been honored under the EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program. WSI has also been recognized with a Platinum Level award in 2017, and a Silver Level award in 2014.
“We are both honored and humbled to be recognized once again by the Ohio EPA with the Platinum Level award of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program. As a company, we are committed to environmental stewardship, and consequently doing the right things for our customers, our employees and our community. I’m extremely proud of our entire company for the relentless effort and teamwork that has resulted in the elimination of chemicals such as NPEs and Phosphates, and now making significant strides in reducing the dependency on water and gas used within our industry. Our passion for continued innovative approaches to the wash process and customer support continue to drive our company,” said John Walroth, CEO of WSI.
In a statement released by the Ohio EPA, “WSI’s technology processes produce accelerated cleaning results with less energy and water usage while being completely free of nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) and phosphate. Eliminating these chemicals from their detergents has prevented more than 21.6 million pounds of NPEs and 1.5 million pounds of Phosphates from being discharged into the environment. NPE’s are known to be harmful to the aquatic environment and Phosphates contribute to harmful algae blooms. In 2018, the company introduced a new technology, called TRUpath™, that further reduces the use of harsh chemicals, such as alkali, in the environment.”
With a long history of delivering comprehensive technological innovations and best-in-class service protocols, WSI has been previously recognized by OSHA and The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable for its innovations and commitment to increasing safety and sustainability in the workplace.