Spartan Chemical Named a 2023 ‘Safer Choice Partner of the Year’

October 09, 2023

MAUMEE, OHSpartan Chemical, a leader in the specialty chemical industry, is honored to announce it has been named a Safer Choice Partner of the Year for 2023. This recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates Spartan's commitment to the Safer Choice product certification program and its continued dedication to protecting the health of people and the environment.

Since 2008, Spartan Chemical has partnered with the Safer Choice program to emphasize its responsibility toward environmental sustainability and product safety. With a diverse portfolio of 15 Safer Choice-certified products and two Design for the Environment (DfE) certified disinfectants, Spartan has shown steadfast commitment to offering solutions that align with the highest standards of safety and stewardship.

"This recognition is a testament to our core values and the dedication of our team members at all levels,” said Cali Sartor, vice president, marketing, Spartan Chemical Company. “We always strive to formulate products that provide excellent results while having minimal impact on people and the environment. This recognition is a pretty clear indication we’re moving in the right direction.”

Some of Spartan’s most innovative Safer Choice-certified products include:

  • DfE-certified X-EFFECT® Restroom Cleaner with Citric Acid, which uses Citric Acid and other environmentally preferred components to comply with the current standard for K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, which launched in 2022.
  • Clean by Peroxy® RTU is powered by the cleaning power of hydrogen peroxide to quickly remove everyday soils, including greasy residue, on almost any surface. With a fresh fragrance that says “clean”, Clean by Peroxy offers the cleaning performance of a professional all-purpose cleaner in a convenient ready-to-use spray.
  • foamyiQ® Citrus Fresh is formulated with ingredients made from renewable resources and features a refreshing citrus fragrance. A smart choice for LEED buildings or green cleaning programs, Citrus Fresh can be used as a hand, hair, and body wash. foamyiQ™ is the result of years of research, customer feedback and product engineering.
  • Clothesline Fresh® Oxygen Detergent EP is a detergent and color-safe bleach in one that naturally brightens colors and whitens whites in the wash! Formulated in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice Program, Clothesline Fresh® Oxygen Detergent EP features the power of active oxygen, an environmentally preferred and effective oxidizing agent.

Spartan Chemical not only focuses on product formulation but also endeavors to bring about meaningful change in its operations and business practices. The company's achievements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining energy efficiency, even after a 58% increase in total square footage from 2007 to 2022, showcase its commitment to a sustainable future.

 In 2021, Spartan launched a Chemical Management Policy (CMP), setting new benchmarks for ingredient transparency, which goes above and beyond the legal requirements. The CMP promises a brighter future by prioritizing the removal of identified chemicals in new and existing product formulations.

Moreover, Spartan's efforts transcend their products. They actively contribute to sustainability by preserving the natural environment, promoting recycling and implementing water conservation strategies in their operations.

"It's not just about creating products; it's about creating a legacy of care, trust and responsibility," added Rebecca Kaufold, manager of government affairs and sustainability, Spartan Chemical Company.

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About Spartan Chemical: Family-owned and operated since 1956, Spartan Chemical is a leading manufacturer of superior and cost-effective specialty chemical products sold through select, trusted distributors. Developed through conservative, stringent and environmentally responsible practices, with a focus on innovation, Spartan products include industrial cleaners, disinfectants, wipes, skin care, food processing, laundry care, warewash, floor care and vehicle wash products. In addition to cleaning products, Spartan offers the CleanCheck® learning management system and CompuClean® facility management software to ensure the safety of staff and optimal efficiency of facility operations. From tools to training, Spartan’s solutions ensure consistently clean, healthy and safe environments for building occupants and cleaning staff in education, health care, food processing, hospitality and public facilities. Learn more at

About Safer Choice: Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment. Safer Choice is an EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which includes practices that reduce, eliminate or prevent pollution at its source, such as using safer ingredients in products.

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