|Corporate Diversity Solutions Announces Partnership To Distribute Greening The Cleaning Products
Ridgewood, New Jersey April 1, 2012
Corporate Diversity Solutions, (CDS) a WBENC certified Tier One diversity standard bearer in one-stop” office and business product and service delivery announced today that it has signed a Partnership agreement with the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) to distribute the award winning Greening The Cleaning® products from the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.
“This is a critically important step on multiple levels for CDS “ said Stacey Scarpa CDS President and member of the Bergen County Chapter of the Woman’s President Organization (WPO) “in that it provides a full loop process that directly provides and benefits Children’s health research while incorporating three critical components of today’s business objectives: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability and Tier One Diversity Spend. It allows CDS to deliver a fundamentally effective and sustainable cleaning solution for our clients that has passed existing hospital standards; and to be a contributor to help drive solutions to Children’s health issues. While performing that function our clients are also securing Tier One Diversity procurement status while helping CABVI to employ people who are blind and visually impaired. On a more internal note it allows CDS to contribute its own Sustainable and CSR goals.”
About The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center:
Greening The Cleaning® means eliminating to the greatest extent possible, all cleaning agents containing hazardous ingredients and replacing them with naturally-derived ingredients with the least level of toxicity. One hundred percent of all profits from the institutional products go to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® for supporting the GTC Greening The Cleaning® program in addition to funding education and research to identify, control and ultimately prevent toxic exposures in the environment that threaten our children's health.
"Our Greening The Cleaning® program makes a difference not just in the indoor environment, but in the way we think about the environment around us. We applaud Corporate Diversity Solutions for taking this important step to make a greener, brighter future," said Deirdre Imus, founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®. The Environmental Health Center is part of Hackensack University Medical Center, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in New Jersey, where the program originated in 2001. Unlike most cleaning products sold today, Greening The Cleaning® products list all ingredients right on the label. These products (DIN line) are made from natural or naturally-derived ingredients, are readily biodegradable, and contain no phosphates, and no known or suspected human carcinogens, mutagens and teratogens.
Ms. Imus is also co-founder and co-director of The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. The authentic 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in northern New Mexico provides the experience of the American cowboy to children suffering from cancer and various blood diseases, as well as to children who have lost a brother or sister to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
About Corporate Diversity Solutions
Corporate Diversity Solutions (CDS) is a Tier 1 Diversity Business distributor of office products and related services to Fortune 1000 companies in North America. The company was founded in 2008 when four women, who spent a majority of their careers in the Office Products industry, decided to form a partnership combining their business experiences. CDS also utilized the resources and expertise of family members who had significant experience in executive management, and all facets of distribution.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an
integral part of their supplier diversity programs. http://www.wbenc.org