EMA Honors Earth Friendly Products CEO With Corporate Responsibility Award

Earth Friendly Products President and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, speaking to the audience after receiving an EMA award.

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) presented their prestigious Corporate Responsibility Award to Earth Friendly Products President and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, who is the first sole female recipient of the award.

The award was presented at a star-studded event held at a private estate in Pacific Palisades, California, on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The EMA Honors Gala acknowledged several globally-recognized trailblazers for their tireless work to protect the planet, including Diane Warren, who won the EMA “Missions in Music” Award, and Jonathan Safran Foer, who won the EMA “Literary Impact Award,” in addition to Vlahakis-Hanks.

Past recipients of the EMA Corporate Responsibility Award include Tesla founder Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and Alan Fuerstman.

As the President and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, Vlahakis-Hanks is dedicated to making her entire line, including ECOS® Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly products, safer for people, pets and the planet.

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, center, and other honorees at the EMA ceremony last Saturday evening.

EMA honored Vlahakis-Hanks for her highly-effective leadership and influential voice in the green movement and in the realm of corporate social responsibility.

Under her leadership, Earth Friendly Products achieved carbon neutrality at all four of its manufacturing facilities in 2013 through a series of major sustainability initiatives, including the switch to 100% renewable electricity.

She has been instrumental in making Earth Friendly Products a model for green business practices and a leader in the green cleaning products market.

“I’m honored to be the first sole female recipient of EMA’s Corporate Responsibility Award,” said Vlahakis-Hanks. “Being recognized amongst the planet’s environmental trailblazers is incredibly humbling. I am proud to be able to make sustainable strides on behalf of Earth Friendly Products and our customers. Every day, we aim to make the planet a little greener.”

Earlier in September, Earth Friendly Products, and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks were honored as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “SaferChoice 2019 Partner of the Year.”

Family-owned and -operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products® is the maker of ECOS® Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly products which provide a safer alternative for people, pets, and the planet.

Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS® cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable, and are never tested on animals.

Over 140 ECOS® products have received the coveted US EPA’s “Safer Choice” certification, which means that every ingredient is the safest in its class and that formulations are effective and demonstrate sustainability — without sacrificing quality or performance.

ECOS® cleaners are available at major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the US, in over 60 countries, and at ecos.com and other online retailers.