Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Earth Friendly Products
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Earth Friendly Products creates household cleaning products that are derived from renewable resources and plant-base materials. We pledge to provide our consumers with products that are effective, valuable and environmentally-responsible. We never test on animals or use animal ingredients in our products. We conduct our business in a socially responsible manner that safeguards the earth and all its inhabitants.
Contact Person: 
Nadereh Afsharmanesh
Title: 
Vice President of Sustainability and Education
Business Location: 
Earth Friendly Products
50 Lackawanna
07054 Parsippany , NJ
United States
40° 52' 44.3568" N, 74° 27' 2.1204" W
Phone: 
(714) 891-3100
Email: 
nadereh@ecos.com
Number of Employees: 
65
Website: 
www.ecos.com
Date: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
Source Concern #2 incorporates our Sustainable Transportation Policy
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Emloyee Commute
Description of Action: 
We give incentives to employees who purchase eco friendly cars ($2,000) and relocate within 10 miles of our facilities ($1,000).
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
All electrical appliances used are energy efficient.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Description of Action: 
Employees volunteered in the a local river cleanup with Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc.
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
In NJ we have installed solar panels that generate over 65% of our need. We offset the rest of the energy use.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
We have implemented a number of programs to reduce our wastes. We recycle bottles, papers, metals and all sorts of packaging across manufacturing and offices.
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Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
In NJ we have reduced our trash by over 95%. Our facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified facilities by US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC).
Lbs Saved: 
8,920
Money Saved: 
60,000
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
We have implemented a number of programs to reduce consumptions across manufacturing and offices. We have retrained our employees to follow good manufacturing practices and reduce rag usage.
Lbs Saved: 
100,000
Money Saved: 
5,000
Water Other
Description of Action: 
Water Neutrality at all four divisions, including NJ
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
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Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh, VP of Sustainability and Education. We have sustainability teams across four divisions, including our NJ division.
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Our annual environmental goals include: Efficient lights & dual flushing in toilets Reducing using rags in production by implementing sustainable practices in the production Organic Vegetable Garden Distribution of Reusable Cups and Water bottles Calculating Carbon Footprint Offsetting Carbon Emissions Recycling of Nitrile gloves Initiating Friend of the Earth Award Establishing Sustainability Committee Extensive Recycling Maintain Carbon Neutrality, Water Neutrality and Platinum-Level Zero Waste certification at all 4 divisions Implement an Employee "Passport" that empowers employees to adopt sustainable efforts every day Implement a formal Corporate Volunteering Program Idle-Free Zone Company
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
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Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Our formulations are free from formaldehydes and toxins.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
We share our visions with our vendors and expect them to implement similar sustainable practices in their business activities.
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NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition
Description of Action: 
Received the NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Certificate on September 23, 2015
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Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
• The NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence Award (GEEA) - 2014 • Zero Waste Certified Facility - USZWBC • 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. link: http://grt.st/1bOX51C. • The 2014 Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards (The pet Cleaner Category) • Safer Chemistry Champion Awards - 2014 • Thurston County Chamber Green Business Designation – 2014 - Washington • CleanTech OC Company of the year - 2013 - California • Thurston County Chamber Green Business, Medium Business of the Year - 2013 - Washington • MVP2 - Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award (The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) - 2012
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
We have implemented a variety of wellness programs and reduced our insurance premium by %18,. We have distributed free brand new juicers for 300 employees (45 in NJ) to encourage and support them for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
We work with LEED Certified Architect and use low VOC paints and furniture across all five divisions, including the NJ division.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
We support several community initiatives in NJ: The Garden State Children’s Museum - Cherry Hill, NJ Northern Valley Earth Fair (April) - Norwood, NJ Norwood Day (September) - Norwood, NJ Hackensack Riverkeeper Inc.; volunteered in river cleanup (April) - Hackensack, NJ
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
Earth Friendly Products bubble exhibit at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ.