GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 10, 2016 – BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a leader in cleaning solutions, was named a 2016 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). BISSELL, a family-owned company for 140 years, is dedicated to providing safe products for families with children and pets while also caring for the environment. 

BISSELL was awarded this honor for its commitment to advancing chemical safety of products that are safer for families, workplaces, communities and the environment. BISSELL is among the 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners announced by the EPA this year.

“BISSELL is honored to be recognized for our commitment to advancing safety through participation in and promotion of the Safer Choice Program since the early 2000s,” said Ryan McLean, VP – Global Innovation and Strategic Development. “We are proud to have over 30 formulas, translating into over 100 products across retail, rental and commercial markets, which are certified by Safer Choice and contain the Safer Choice logo.”

According to the EPA, the Safer Choice standards were developed through a multi-stakeholder process, with a range of businesses and public interest groups, including environmental and health advocacy organizations. These stringent human and environmental health safety standards mean that consumers can know with certainty that a product’s safety claims are backed by science.

“All BISSELL associates take great pride in being recognized by this program,” said McLean. “Being able to achieve a certified product requires attention to detail and an innovative mindset. We strive to find ways to deliver great results and the performance customers expect while adhering to top safety standards for families and the environment.”

The 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards was presented during a public ceremony on May 9, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc. 

For 140 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit