Welcome Guest to Happi

Subscribe Free: Magazine | eNewsletter

current issue November 2015
 •  The Laundress Opens Flagship Store  •  New Anti-Aging Active at Silab  •  Innospec Attains Cosmetic GMP Certification  •  Herbalife Clears Another Legal Hurdle  •  Mary Kay Picks Location for New R&D Center

Wage Raises at Earth Friendly Products

Published April 25, 2014
Related Searches: ingredients president america business
Post a comment
Earth Friendly Products, makers of ECOS laundry detergent and 150 other cleaning products using only plant-based, all-natural ingredients, has increased the minimum wage it pays all employees to $17 per hour. The raise was effective Earth Day, April 22, 2014.

The company says the hourly increase will affect approximately 44% its more than 300 employees across five facilities throughout the US.

The increase to a “livable wage” standard from $15 an hour to $17 an hour is part of the company’s belief in creating a truly sustainable work place that ensures every employee is incentivized to work according to the corporate principles of fairness and responsibility first established by its founder, Van Vlahakis, in 1967.

"As the daughter of an immigrant father, I believe in establishing a livable hourly wage, rather than a minimum hourly wage for our employees. The memory of those early days in poverty, including a few stays in homeless shelters, always resonated with my father Van Vlahakis, the founder of Earth Friendly Products, and led him to make this change across all of our employees’ wages. We consider our employees to be very much a part of the company's success since we opened our first facility in 1967,” said Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, executive vice president of Earth Friendly Products. She adds, “To our knowledge, this new $17/hour minimum wage is the highest of any national company in America. To us, it is just smart business, proving that a company can be good stewards of the environment, treat its employees with dignity and be strong, stable and profitable.”

blog comments powered by Disqus