Philosophy: Ecover is the best known eco cleaning company in the world. Ecover’s green cleaning philosophy is based on their progressive environmental policy, demonstrated by the products it sells and is also an integral part of the eco cleaning business operations. Acting in the spirit of the ISO 14001 standard, Ecover has extended its environmental policy to all departments of the company, from production to marketing. Green Cleaning and Green Business are at the heart of Ecover.
History and Origin: Ecover was founded in 1980 in Belgium and has been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering green cleaning company, it marketed a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem!
Since 1993, under the sole ownership of Jørgen Philip-Sørensen CBE, Ecover has grown into a European market leader in the niche of eco cleaning and green cleaning products. Besides its headquarters in Malle, close to Antwerp in Belgium, the eco cleaning company has sites in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Switzerland, and its eco cleaning products are marketed in more than 26 countries. Ecover’s Green Cleaning and Green Business philosophy includes one the world’s first ecological factory, which has a green roof extending over more than 6000m². That building was put into service in October 1992. It received extensive press attention at the time, and it draws more than a thousand visitors every year even now. In May 2007, Ecover opened its second ecological factory in Boulogne sur Mer, Northern France. The green cleaning company has received eco cleaning awards and recognition on many occasions for its special contributions and achievements in the field of eco cleaning and environmentally sound, sustainable development. Perhaps the most prestigious recognition was being named to the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Program, which was awarded to Ecover as early as 1993.
Why We Chose Them: We have loved Ecover eco cleaning products from the outset, and pioneered the Ecover Green Cleaning Refill service. Who Would Like Them? Anyone who wants to clean their home with green cleaning products!
Certifications: Not Applicable Personal / Press Recommendations: "The limescale remover is the best thing I have ever found to remove marks and bring up the shine in the bathroom."Debbie, Blackheath.