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ECOS Honored for Green Strategy at Corporate Growth Awards

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president & CEO of ECOS at the Corporate Growth Awards. Credit: Instagram/Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

ECOS, the maker of safer, plant-powered laundry detergents and household cleaners, recently received the Green Sustainability Award at the Association of Corporate Growth Awards.

The Award was given for the company’s commitment to stewarding long-term consumer and employee value by implementing a green strategy designed to respect and sustain the natural environment.

Accepting the award  Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president & CEO of ECOS said: “I truly believe that in order to achieve strong, long-term, sustainable growth, businesses must include sustainability in their strategic plans. Human and [p]lanetary health are paramount and critical for businesses to be successful.”

Vlahakis-Hanks thanked her team in the family-owned and operated since 1967 company “for achieving the unprecedented achievement of carbon-neutral, water-neutral, zero-waste climate positive manufacturing.”

“It’s my great hope that other businesses follow suit as we all belong to one beautiful, shared planet,” she added.

The ECOS team was honored at the Association of Corporate Growth Awards. Credit: Instagram/Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

The annual Corporate Growth Awards are given to business leaders, deal teams, and companies that were individually selected for their accomplishments in crafting and executing on successful growth strategies and deals.

In January 2022, ECOS became the first manufacturer in Illinois to receive the prestigious LEED Zero certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

It earned LEED Zero Carbon, LEED Zero Energy, and LEED Zero Waste certifications for its leadership in net-zero carbon emissions, energy use, and waste generation.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, certifying high-performance buildings and spaces and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2021, ECOS announced that it is a Climate Positive company, offsetting 110 percent of its impacts in energy, carbon, and water through investments in innovative green energy and habitat restoration programs.

Plant-powered laundry detergents and cleaners

ECOS makes plant-powered laundry detergents and cleaners that are safer for people, pets, and the planet.

Its cleaners are made in the USA using global ingredients without dyes, formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, parabens, phthalates, or optical brighteners. ECOS has won many awards for its green chemistry innovations, including the U.S. EPA 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award.

ECOS, Baby ECOS, ECOS Pets, and ECOS PRO cleaners are available at major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the U.S., internationally, and online. For more information and retail locations, visit



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