News & Media

Simple Green >> Household >> News And Media
Simple Green Sponsors NRHA Scholarships
Manufacturers and Wholesalers Step Forward To Support Independent Hardware Retailers
Simple Green Sponsors NRHA Scholarships
January 9, 2015

Sunshine Makers, Inc., makers of the Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, is pleased to be one of five companies to provide scholarships for 2015 attendees of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program. A total of 17 one-half scholarships will be provided by manufacturers and wholesalers that have stepped forward as leaders to support the success of worthy independent hardware retailers.

The scholarships awarded will be applied toward a retail management course created by independent retailers for independent retailers, in conjunction with Butler University. The NRHA Management Certification Program is an in-depth, college-level leadership and management program designed to help trainees develop the skills necessary to meet the competitive market and grow their business as a whole. …Read MoreProfessional instructors will provide students with an indispensable, one-of-a-kind educational experience that will ensure them practical leadership and retail management skills.

Simple Green agrees with NRHA President and CEO, Bill Lee, when he states, "[Retailers] are the vital link to the millions of consumers that manufacturers and wholesalers need in order to sell their products." Suppliers are constantly in search of ways to help their retailers succeed in the marketplace, and simultaneously struggling with an independent retail division that is in dire need of a new generation of qualified, talented management successors.

Simple Green hopes its contribution will make the NRHA Management Certification Program more affordable for the future leaders of retail organizations. Innovation can only grow so much without a knowledgeable and devoted base of hardware managers and retailers working to extend its impact.

Learn More
New Year, New Things Sweepstakes
Enter for Your Chance to Win a 4-Piece Blender and Food Processor Set!
New Year, New Things Sweepstakes
December 29, 2014

For many of us the start of a new year entails a new set of resolutions. From eating healthier to spending more time together, we all want what's best for our families.

Enter now through February 2 and you could win a 4-piece professional blender and food processor set, a $100 healthy grocery shopping spree, and a set of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaners to help get at least one of your resolutions off to a great start.

When paying attention to what's coming in your kitchen, remember not to just stop at food. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is the safer alternative …Read Moreto the harmful chemicals found in many popular kitchen cleaners. The formula is non-toxic and readily biodegradable, making it the smarter choice for countertop and appliance cleaning. Whether you're wiping up juice spills or cleaning up after children or pets, Simple Green provides the peace of mind that you've made a smart decision for your family, your environment and our world.

Enter Now
All I Want For Christmas Sweepstakes
You Could Win a Brand New Apple iPad Air 2!
All I Want For Christmas Sweepstakes
December 1, 2014

We're giving away the three things that every mom is secretly wishing for this Christmas - money, time and sanity.

Save Money
Use our All-Purpose Cleaner right out of the bottle for heavy messes or custom dilute it for lighter cleaning jobs. The concentrated formula provides up to 30 times the cleaning value and is safe for all washable surfaces, letting you clean more and spend less.

Save Time
Our All-Purpose also comes in a convenient wipe. Quickly clean dirty countertops, sticky floor spills, dusty furniture and more with one easy wipe.

…Read MoreSave Your Sanity
Our non-toxic formula provides peace of mind when cleaning around food, children or pets, but we're offering an even bigger sanity solution this holiday. Enter now and you could win a new Apple iPad Air 2. Indulge in a little relaxation time for yourself or use it to bribe the kids to settle down so you can get other holiday chores complete.

Nonstick November Sweepstakes
You Could Win a 21-Piece Cookware Set!
Nonstick November Sweepstakes
November 3, 2014

Don't get stuck with sticky clean-up this holiday season! There is no doubt that you're endlessly thankful for the family and friends you have, but don't you just wish they wouldn't leave behind such messy dishes?

Enter now and you could win a 10-Piece Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, a 5-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set, and a 6-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set. Plus, your prize will include a set of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaners to ease the post-holiday dinner clean-up (and to keep stuck-on grime and grease off of your new cookware set).

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is the safer, non-toxic alternative to other harmful cleaning chemicals. You can spray it on even the greasiest, food-splattered pots and pans, let them soak, wash as normal, and they'll dry looking as good as new!

…Read More

Plus, the concentrated formula can be diluted with water to make a versatile everyday cleaner, saving you both time and money (two things almost everyone is short on during the busy holiday season). Use it to wipe up the fingerprints, spills, and leftover messes on your kitchen countertops.

A Message From Simple Green Regarding Ebola Virus
Taking Measures Against Disease With Simple Green d Pro 5
A Message From Simple Green Regarding Ebola Virus
October 17, 2014

Without specific test data on Ebola, no one can make the claim that they kill the virus.

However, at this time, the CDC says: "Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non-enveloped virus (e.g., Norovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, or Poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection. Although there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus, enveloped viruses such as Ebola are susceptible to a broad range of hospital disinfectants used to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. In contrast, non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants. As a precaution, selection of a disinfectant product with a higher potency than what is normally required for …Read Morean enveloped virus is being recommended at this time. EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with label claims against non-enveloped viruses (e.g., Norovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, or Poliovirus) are broadly antiviral and capable of inactivating both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses."

Simple Green d Pro 5 is a hospital disinfectant that is EPA-registered to kill Adenovirus and Norovirus (listed on the label). The 10-minute wet contact time is more critical than ever and MUST be followed.

We will share more information as it comes available. If you have any questions, please contact our headquarters office.

Contact Us
Stainless Countertop Sweepstakes
You Could Win a Set of Frigidaire Professional Countertop Appliances
Stainless Countertop Sweepstakes
September 30, 2014

Sorry living room, but we all know that the kitchen is where most of family life happens. Trying to keep that room clean and tidy may seem like a never ending chore, but now you've got a simple way to keep it stainless.

Enter now through November 3, 2014 and you could win a set of Stainless Steel Frigidaire Professional Countertop Appliances, plus Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish, Simple Green Stone Cleaner and Simple Green Stone Polish to keep your countertops (and your new appliances) sparkling clean and looking like new.

Clean and polish stainless steel, chrome, aluminum and other metal surfaces in one quick step with our Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. The easy-to-apply cleaner quickly removes messes and creates an anti-static surface that helps resist future dust, fingerprints and water spots.

…Read More

Simple Green Stone Cleaner and Stone Polish clean and condition natural, synthetic and engineered stone, restoring a gorgeous luster to your countertops. The non-toxic formulas are safer for use on kitchen (and bathroom) countertops and dry to a residue and streak free shine.

Simple Green Products Earn Eco Options Label from The Home Depot®
All-Purpose Cleaner Receives Recognition for its Reduced Environmental Impact
Simple Green Products Earn Eco Options Label from The Home Depot®
September 24, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., makers of the Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, is proud to announce that three of its all-purpose cleaners have earned the Eco Options label from The Home Depot. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, Simple Green Lemon Scent All-Purpose Cleaner and Simple Green Fresh Scent All-Purpose Cleaner have all been recognized and will be featured in store and online in both the United States and Canada as approved Eco Options products.

The Eco Options Program identifies products that have a lesser impact on the environment than similar competing products. The Home Depot's goal is to make it easier for customers to make an informed choice when it comes to their purchase and its impact on the environment.

…Read More

"Here at Sunshine Makers, we always enjoy having third-party, independent reviews of our environmentally conscious work. It is terrific that our core family of products will enjoy a relationship at The Home Depot that includes its Eco Options program," says Bruce P. FaBrizio, President/CEO, Sunshine Makers, Inc.

Simple Green has been producing safer yet effective cleaning alternatives since the company's formation almost 40 years ago.

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner's environmental focus is just one of its many benefits. The product's remarkable cleaning and degreasing power is highly versatile, making it safe for use on practically any washable surface both in and outdoors. In addition, the formula is orally non-toxic and readily biodegradable, providing a safer option for use around children and pets. The concentrated formula also makes it an economical choice for families and businesses.

Learn More
Four Simple Green Products Newly Registered by NSF
The NSF Nonfood Compound Registration Program Verifies Simple Green's Ingredients
Four Simple Green Products Newly Registered by NSF
September 2, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc. is proud to announce the new NSF International registration of four Simple Green products.

  • Foaming Crystal Simple Green (A1, A4, A8, C1) - This product is acceptable for use as a general cleaner on all surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a floor and wall cleaner in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a degreaser or carbon remover for food cooking or smoking equipment, utensils, or other associated surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area.
  • …Read More
  • Simple Green Safety Towels (A1, A4, A8, C1) - This product is acceptable for use as a general cleaner on all surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a floor and wall cleaner in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a degreaser or carbon remover for food cooking or smoking equipment, utensils, or other associated surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area.

  • Simple Green Foaming Coil Cleaner (liquid) (C1, P1) - This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. This product is acceptable for use as a coil cleaner in and around food processing areas.

  • Simple Green Foaming Coil Cleaner (aerosol) (C1, P1) - This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. This product is acceptable for use as a coil cleaner in and around food processing areas.

The NSF Nonfood Compounds Registration Program assists manufacturers in formulating and marketing safe chemical products for use in the food and beverage industry. With the ever-increasing need to safely reduce and eliminate microbiological, chemical and other contaminants in food manufacturing environments, processors must select products that meet strict safety requirements. The NSF Nonfood Compound Program gives food and beverage manufacturers the benefit of an independent, third-party review that validates the safety properties of the products needed to maintain their equipment and facilities.

The NSF Nonfood Compound Registration Program is a continuation of the prior USDA product approval program, in which products must meet regulatory requirements for appropriate use, ingredient and labeling review. The program addresses the toxicology, odor potential and intended use classifications for a wide range of products including: cleaning, laundry, antimicrobial, hand care, pesticide, absorbent/anti-slip and sewer treatment products.

The products meeting the NSF requirements can be found on www.nsfwhitebook.org, and are distinguished by the NSF Registration Mark on their packaging and marketing materials.

Sunshine Makers, Inc. is proud to have received NSF distinction. With registrations such as this, the Simple Green family of products gains increased credibility in a competitive marketplace, as well as an affirmation of it's commitment to safety.

Learn More
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.

…Read More

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.

…Read More

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!

Enter Now