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Simple Green Releases 2014 GRI G4 Sustainability Report
Learn About Our Continued Commitment to the Environment
Simple Green Releases 2014 GRI G4 Sustainability Report
August 22, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., the company behind the well-known Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, has published its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report for the 2013 reporting year. The company is among few privately held organizations that have applied the latest framework of the Global Reporting Initiative, the G4 guidelines.

The Simple Green report, which has been assured by ISOS Group (http://isosgroup.com/), an independent third party, has been published on the company's website. In conjunction with the release of its sustainability report, Sunshine Makers Inc. has also submitted its first public CDP supply chain response, disclosing greenhouse gas emissions data for 2012 and 2013.

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The reporting effort is a critical component of the sustainability strategy launched by President and CEO Bruce FaBrizio and his team of Sunshine Makers in 2013. In response to a dramatically changing landscape in risk management and corporate accountability, the emergence of troubling social and environmental hotspots and a clear trend towards supply chain transparency, the company decided to formalize and expand its commitment to the environment and communities that has spanned nearly four decades.

Simple Green's Sustainability Report discloses energy and water consumption, waste generation and diversion, greenhouse gas emissions, employment statistics, supply chain sustainability efforts and community initiatives. Programs and goals were developed through stakeholder engagement and a structured process to determine impacts that are material to the organization. Constanze Duke, Simple Green's Sustainability Director, emphasizes that reporting was not about marketing the company's achievements. "We made a concerted effort to present our accomplishments alongside areas we definitely need to work on. Our goal was to provide a balanced account of our sustainability initiatives and in the process, we've really learned a lot more about ourselves, our business partners and our customers" she says.

Simple Green's creative team developed the graphic format in house. Krissy Danforth, Graphic Designer at Simple Green says, "We wanted to present the information in a clear and concise, yet interesting format, while staying true to who we are."

#SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest
Your Photo Could Be Worth A $500 Petco Gift Card
#SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest
August 20, 2014

At Simple Green we definitely consider pets part of the family. That's why we created a line of high-quality, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products that provide a safer alternative to traditional harsh chemicals that can cause harm to both pets and people.

We're proud to announce our newest addition to the product line - Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain & Odor Remover. The easy, no scrub solution uses bio-technology to penetrate and eliminate even the most severe pet stains and odors. The fast acting stain remover safely works on a wide variety of surfaces both in and outside of your home, quickly and easily removing pet waste, vomit, mud, grass and other messes from carpet, upholstery, decks, patios, crates, carriers, bedding and more.

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We think you and your pet will love it, so we're featuring it (and our complete pet line available at Petco) in our latest #SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest! Share a photo of your pet, your bottle of Simple Green pet product and your Petco receipt on Twitter or Instagram tagged #SimpleGreenSelfie and @SimpleGreen to enter.

We're giving away a $100 Petco Gift Card everyday! Each week one winner will be selected to be upgraded to a $500 Petco Gift Card!

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Introducing New Simple Green Advanced Dog
A Bio-Boosted Formula for Tackling Heavy-Duty Pet Stains and Odors
Introducing New Simple Green Advanced Dog
August 20, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., the company behind the well-known Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, is proud to introduce the new addition to the line, Simple Green's Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover.

Utilizing bio-technology, Simple Green's Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover penetrates and eliminates severe odors from virtually any washable surface, both in and outdoors. This fast-acting stain and odor remover quickly and easily removes messes such as pet waste, vomit, mud and grass. The heavy-duty cleaning power is perfect for removing tough stains and unpleasant scents caused by even the largest of dog breeds.

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The easy, no scrub method cleans messes from carpet, upholstery, decks, patios, crates, carriers and more. Effective on even old or set-in stains and smells, the formula also works to neutralize and eliminate odors helping to discourage future soiling and remarking. It is also an amazing laundry pre-treat for pet bedding, towels and toys.

In keeping with our commitment to providing high-quality products, the formula is orally non-toxic and readily biodegradable, making it safer for both people and pets than traditional harsh chemicals.

Available in a 32 oz. bottle with a foaming spray trigger, cleaning up the stubborn messes left behind by your furry friends has never been easier. The pleasant scent of Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover will leave your home refreshed and clean.

Available at pet retailers nationwide and direct from Simple Green, Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover joins a comprehensive set of non-toxic and biodegradable pet cleaning products including Simple Green Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover, Simple Green Oxy Dog Stain & Odor Remover, Simple Green Cat Stain & Odor Remover, and Simple Green Outdoor Odor Remover.

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Road Trip Sweepstakes
Enter for Your Chance to Win Everything You Need For Summer Road Trip Success
Road Trip Sweepstakes
August 1, 2014

Well-planned summer road trips mean adventure, excitement and quality time spent together. When poorly planned they result in aggravation, frustration and endless hours trapped together in a confined space. ("Are we there yet?" anyone?)

Sometimes it's the simplest of changes that can mean the difference between success and failure. That's why we're giving away the ultimate summer road trip kit! Passengers stay content passing the time with music, games and more on your new headrest mounted iPad. You're pleased because snacks, drinks, toys and more are easily accessible with your new super handy car cooler and organizer. Plus, your car stays happy because with it knows you'll have a full set of supplies to keep it clean.

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Enter now through September 2, 2014 for your chance to win.

Enjoy the Outdoors Sweepstakes
You Could Win a Set of Adirondack Chairs and a New Patio Umbrella!
Enjoy the Outdoors Sweepstakes
June 30, 2014

Looking to make the outdoors more enjoyable this summer? Simple Green has everything you need to get your yard, and everything in it, ready for summer.

Our remarkable All-Purpose cleaner and degreaser is safe for use on practically any washable surface, making it great for use on patio furniture, play equipment, camping gear, bikes, ATVs, RVs, boats, and more! And it comes in a variety of convenient sizes, perfect for wherever the summer takes you, even if it's only as far as your backyard.

Enter now and you could win a set of Adirondack chairs and a patio umbrella in your choice of red, white, or blue!

#SimpleGreenSelfie Contest
Submit Your Photo To Win a New Washer & Dryer Set
#SimpleGreenSelfie Contest
June 17, 2014

Do you have a selfie that's NSFW? And by NSFW we mean "Now Stain Free - Woo!" Show us your best #SimpleGreenSelfie and you could win an LG ultra large capacity, high efficiency, front loading washer & dryer set featuring LG's Steam Technology.

Judges will award a $50 GAP gift card to the best photo of the day (we know it ultimately means more laundry, but who couldn't use new clothes!?).

Daily Winners will then compete for the Grand Prize washer and dryer prize.

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With no detectable 1,4-Dioxane, borax, phosphates, chlorine or optical-brighteners, Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent's biodegradable formula is tough on dirt and stains without harsh chemicals than can be tough on the environment. With plant-based surfactants and a smart enzyme system it is also an all-around fabric-friendly formula that's equally gentle on delicate skin.

For use in both high efficiency and standard washing machines, Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent is optimized for great performance in hot, warm, or cold water. One 100oz bottle cleans up to 100 loads of laundry making it a great value as well.

Entering is easy:

  • Purchase a 100oz bottle of Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent at The Home Depot (in store or online).
  • Take a photo using Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent. Don't forget to include the bottle and your receipt from The Home Depot in the photo.
  • Post the photo to Instagram or Twitter tagged #SimpleGreenSelfie and @SimpleGreen.
  • Follow @SimpleGreen on Twitter and Instagram so that you can easily be notified if you won.
  • Make sure to enter daily for more chances to win. Creativity counts, so let your originality shine through!

Simple Green Partner IBR Releases Rescued Pelican
Pink the Pelican Well Enough for Release Seven Weeks After Attack
Simple Green Partner IBR Releases Rescued Pelican
June 14, 2014

Simple Green has been a proud supporter of International Bird Rescue (IBR) since 2004, when Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner was provided to the organization as a donation to clean-up after a large oil spill. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is the preferred cleaner for facilities and enclosures at both the Northern and Southern IBR locations. In 2014, Sunshine Makers Inc., the manufacturer of Simple Green products, agreed to an ongoing product sponsorship, providing all of the Simple Green products used in both IBR facilities. This is an exciting new development in the relationship between Simple Green and IBR.

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Simple Green is fortunate to have witnessed the release of perhaps the most buzzed-about bird to be rehabilitated by IBR, Pink the Pelican. This California Brown Pelican was picked up by a bystander in Long Beach, Calif. on April 16 and brought to IBR's Southern facility in San Pedro, Calif. with its throat pouch nearly severed off its bill. After caretakers came to the conclusion that Pink's injuries were human-caused, the ordeal sparked outrage and made headlines across California. The story resonated with animal lovers and advocacy organizations alike, spawning a $20,000 reward to find the person(s) responsible for this horrific crime.

After undergoing two surgeries and receiving over 600 stitches, Pink the Pelican spent just over six weeks in rehabilitation at the IBR facility in San Pedro. Pink was successfully released on the afternoon of June 3 at White Point Park in San Pedro by L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Prior to release, Pink's pink band was replaced with a blue band reading &qout;V70&qout; as part of IBR's Blue-Banded Pelican Program. If you happen to spot Pink out along the Pacific Coast you can report your sighting to the IBR on this website.

Unfortunately, attacks on pelicans have been reported prior to this one, primarily in California, Florida and North Carolina. After the Brown Pelican population decline in the late 1970's resulted in the species being designated as endangered, their numbers rebounded in 2009 and they were removed from that list. Regardless of whether or not a species is on the endangered list, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it is illegal to kill or cause harm to migratory birds.

The International Bird Rescue's "Every Bird Matters" mantra has certainly been a theme throughout this ordeal, and the organization and its supporters remain optimistic. The $20,000 reward for the party responsible for the attack on Pink remains outstanding, and anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Fish and Wildlife Service at (310) 325-1516 or Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

Simple Green is pleased that Pink is back where he belongs and that our company can assist the IBR in their important work.

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The EGBAR Foundation Wants To Hear From You
If You Have Been a Recipient of an EGBAR Donation, Please Share Your Story!
The EGBAR Foundation Wants To Hear From You
June 13, 2014

Simple Green is a proud supporter of the EGBAR Foundation. EGBAR, which stands for "Everything's Gonna Be All Right," was created in 1989 by Simple Green CEO and Founder Bruce FaBrizio.

For over 25 years, the main focus of the program has been on educating the next generation on the importance of protecting our environment. The programs and donations made by the EGBAR Foundation range from sponsoring exhibits on conservation at science centers, to developing hands-on educational materials enabling teachers to drive active learning, to providing necessary funds and equipment for critically underfunded activities and programs.

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EGBAR has made life-changing impacts on children near and far by remaining true to the belief that small local initiatives can have significant global impact.

According to FaBrizio, "There is time to make the world a better place for our grandchildren if we just start doing things that are within our abilities today." The EGBAR Foundation is committed to identifying the changes we can make today in order to create a better future for generations to come.

The EGBAR Foundation is currently gathering stories from those who have benefitted from their programs. If you have been a recipient of a donation made by the EGBAR Foundation, please consider sharing your story.

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Green Cleaning Magazine Recognizes Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover
Simple Green Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover Praised as an Eco-Friendly Pet Product
Green Cleaning Magazine Recognizes Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover
June 11, 2014

Written by Mark Durrick

Got a pooch-and the odors and stains that go along with the territory? We recently took Simple Green's Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover for a test run to see if this naturally focused product stands up to the tests of man's best friend.

According to Simple Green, this stain and odor remover employs a non-toxic formula that is safe for people, pets, and the surfaces you'll want to clean, including carpets, rugs, pet bedding, litter boxes, crates and carriers, tile, finished wood, laminates, concrete and most upholstery, clothing, curtains, drapes, auto carpet and upholstery, etc. The company has a Fresh Bond® Technology that is says quickly eliminates odors, removes stains, and discourages resoiling or remarking. Beyond pet messes such as urine and vomit, this product also works to cleans stains and eliminate odors from mud and grass.

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The mostly natural ingredient roundup includes water, sodium lauryl sulfate, astyrene/acrylic copolymer, sodium saccharin, mixed non-pathogenic bacillus, and fragrance including benzyl alcohol (click here for more information on the fragrance used in Simple Green's products).

I used this product on my patio and it smelled wonderful for a few days, so it worked as promised. I also used it around the pool where we get duck droppings and it worked efficiently there, as well, to eliminate odors. It also worked well around my landscaping where we needed some odor elimination. Bio Dog also worked wonders on my crushed stone walkway in the backyard where our puppy Patch goes daily.

When it comes to pet stains, this product also worked well to erase weeks-old markings present on our carpeting from the bones we give Patch.

Simple Green also says Bio Dog works hard to banish old, stinky pet odors and we agree. It was fantastic to spray in the garbage cans where we throw away the dog poop each day. Normally, that bin really smells and Bio Dog really helps resolve the odor problem.

Directions for Use
Assure color-fastness and surface compatibility by spot-testing on a small inconspicuous area first before making a full application. Remove any solid soil and blot up excess liquid. Shake container gently.

SOFT SURFACES-CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
Light Soil, Light Odor

  • Saturate soiled area and allow Bio Dog to remain on surface until dry.
  • Restrict traffic while area is drying.

Heavy Soil, Strong Odor

  • Saturate soiled area and cover with clean, white paper toweling or cloth towel.
  • Allow to remain like this for 4-5 hours. You will see the stain absorb up into the toweling.
  • If necessary, repeat this process until stain is gone.
  • Once stain is gone and area is dry, softly brush upholstery or vacuum carpet to restore softness and evenness to the nap.

HARD SURFACES
Non-Porous Linoleum, Tile, Stone, Wood & Laminates

  • Lightly spray (do not saturate) the soiled area and allow Bio Dog to dry.
  • Restrict traffic while area is drying.

Porous Cement, Concrete, Brick, Stone, Unfinished Wood Decking, Etc.

  • Saturate soiled area and allow Bio Dog to remain on surface until dry.
  • Restrict traffic while area is drying.
  • Once dry, if floor is dull, damp-rinse the area with water to restore shine.

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Simple Green Bio Dog Impresses Dog Fancy Magazine
Removes Months-Old Stain in One Treatment
Simple Green Bio Dog Impresses Dog Fancy Magazine
June 6, 2014

We tried Simple Green Bio Dog on a months-old, deep, dark pet urine carpet stain, and it took the stain out in one treatment. The product is nontoxic and biodegradable, and the company says that not only does it eliminate odor, it deters pets from resoiling or remarking.