Fort Collins, Colorado, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- toxnot, creator of the world’s first simple and secure chemical hazard reporting dashboard, announced it has won the Top Product of the Year Award by the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. According to the judges, toxnot is an exemplary product. “This is a great tool for tracking hazardous chemical in products,” said the judges. “toxnot is a tremendous benefit to product manufacturers and users, ensuring that their products are safe and environmentally friendly.”

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is an international program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. 

toxnot was created by founders Bill Hoffman and Pete Girard. “We are delighted to be recognized for such a prestigious award,” said Girard. “Our vision when we started toxnot was to help others build better products and eliminate the harmful chemicals that pervade our supply chains. We could not be more excited to see toxnot’s fast growth as more and more supply chain leaders see the power of this tool to create actual change.” 

toxnot offers free chemical hazard data that lets anyone search tens of thousands of specific chemicals. Their intuitive chemical hazard management software is designed to mirror the product manufacturing and reporting process, which is a game changer for anyone looking to build smarter, cleaner products. toxnot’s secure chemical hazard dashboard streamlines complex reporting and data management, which increases the innovation curve for product designers and supply chain managers. Best of all, toxnot bundles together a host of essential tools to make the chemical hazard management process both scalable and affordable. Finally, the ability to automatically generate unlimited reports, and reach into supply chains like never before is a boon for anyone seeking to create HPDs, meet LEEDv4 requirements, preview Declare Labels, comply with various MRSLs, and participate in the highly lucrative preferred supplier programs like those at Apple, Walmart or Target. 

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also including judges from Advanced Micro Devices, ATT, Best Buy, C&A, Caesars, Cox Enterprises, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, MillerCoors, Newell Brands, Novartis, Oldcastle Inc., Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company/Member of the Vincit Group.

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental, and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how sustainability and energy management is helping companies improve.

"With a highly respected (and critical) judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high bar for the level of product or project to qualify for an award," says Tim Hermes, publisher of Environmental Leader parent company, Business Sector Media. "Those who entered needed to bring their A-game to get even a sniff of award-nirvana. And they delivered."

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About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
In its fifth year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental, sustainability or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Advanced Micro Devices, ATT, Best Buy, CandA, Caesars, Cox Enterprises, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, MillerCoors, Newell Brands, Novartis, Oldcastle Inc., Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company/Member of the Vincit Group. For a complete list of winners, visit www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards-2017/

About toxnot PBC
toxnot is a software company with a platform for chemical management and hazard assessment. toxnot allows brands, customers and suppliers to collaborate on chemical transparency both through an open exchange of data and by crowdfunding new chemical assessments. toxnot provides a robust commercial toolset which allows companies to apply chemical hazard assessment in their products and supply chains, as well as provide support for reporting and compliance initiatives. toxnot PBC is a registered public benefit corporation providing a materially positive impact on the management of chemicals and materials to further environmental sustainability. https://toxnot.com/


2017 Judging Coordinator
 

  • Peter Bussey, Research Analyst, LNS Research

2017 Judges (listed alphabetically)

  • Kisa Baskin, Senior Program Manager Environmental and Compliance, Newell Brands
  • Amy Braun, Sustainability Director, Kellogg
  • Adam Brennan, Unit Leader, Sustainable Chemicals Management, CandA
  • Paul Campbell, Director-Sustainability/Green Leadership, Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Hugh Cherne, Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability, Best Buy
  • Eric Dominguez, VP Facilities, Engineering & Sustainability, Caesars
  • Jeff W. Eisenhauer, Energy Systems Manager, Harbec
  • Jody East, Plant Engineer, Wellborn Cabinet
  • Amath Gomis, Senior Sustainability Manager, ATT
  • Jim Goudreau, Head of Climate, Novartis
  • Justin Grau, Area Manager, Zee Company, Member of the Vincit Group
  • Kenneth Grobeck C.E.M., C.P.S.M., Energy Manager-Procurement, Oldcastle Inc.
  • Paul Leavoy, Consultant
  • Justin Murrill, Global Sustainability Manager, Advanced Micro Devices
  • Denise Naguib, VP Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott
  • John Perkins, Senior Director, EHS, Tyco Global Products
  • Josh Prigge, LEED Green Assoc., Director of Regenerative Dev, Fetzer Vineyards
  • Darcie Renn, Senior Sustainability Manager, Safeway
  • Kevin Sok, Manager, Engineering & Sustainability, Cox Enterprises
  • David Thompson, Director Corporate Environmental Department, Panasonic
  • Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors
  • Marco Ugarte, Sustainability Manager, Miller Coors
  • Dennis Wolcott, Corp Facilities/Utilities Program Manager, Parker Hannifin
  • Jennifer Woofter, President, Strategic Sustainale Consulting

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Pete Girard
toxnot PBC
617-971-7747
pete.girard@toxnot.com