JSC „SPODRIBA” opens the first Eco product line in the Baltics

Today Latvian manufacturer JSC “SPODRIBA” gathered together its workers and guests, with the presence of the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Edmunds Sprudzs, on the ECO SEAL FOR NATURE opening ceremony, becoming the first manufacturer of ecological washing and cleaning products in the Baltics.

JSC “SPODRIBA” new ECO SEAL FOR NATURE product line includes 9 ecological washing and cleaning products: ECO laundry universal, ECO laundry color, ECO laundry black, ECO dish wash balm, ECO universal, ECO bathroom, ECO floor, ECO WC and ECO cream soap.

Company director Baiba Megre-Ansviesule noted in her speech that the decision of ECO product line production was not a coincidence, but the opposite. Already in year 2000, JSC “SPODRIBA” started to choose environmentally friendly raw materials in product production and new formula developments and recognized itself as the environmentally and people friendly company. In order to express its conviction and emphasize the set priority – environmentally friendly company, this year the name of company JSC “Chemical factory “Spodriba”” was changed to JSC “SPODRIBA”.

 The Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Edmunds Sprudzs expressed that JSC “SPODRIBA” reveals the new ECO product line in significant time – the time, when the National Development Plan of Latvia as the greenest country has been discussed, JSC “SPODRIBA” is the proof that in Latvia is the potential of green economics. The Minister emphasizes that we build our green Latvia ourselves.

All ECO SEAL FOR NATURE products are biodegradable and do not contain phosphates and other environmentally unfriendly substances. World Wildlife Fund director Janis Rozitis points that cosmetics and household products have a major impact on the ecosystem and welcomed the company’s green thinking and launch of ECO product production.

 Developing the green thinking within the company JSC “SPODRIBA” became clearer that they must take the first step and be the first in the Baltics who will offer ecological washing and cleaning products to their customers. To recognize the products in all European Union (EU), it was decided to follow the official EU Eco label “Ecoflower” ecological criteria in their development. They certify the product compliance to the highest environmental standards. The products are environmentally friendly throughout their life cycle – from production to disposal.

 Company director Baiba Megre-Ansviesule: “The official ECO label acquisition is an expensive and time-consuming process which is now realized together with the State Environment Bureau. Since the products already now meet all ECO product criteria, we are committed to obtain the rights to use “Ecoflower” label in the nearest future. “

  ECO SEAL FOR NATURE production covers a responsible choice of a raw materials, assessment of product environmental impact and activity testing. New products do not contain phosphates, colorants, allergens and other harmful additives, contains biodegradable surfactants. New washing and cleaning products are concentrated and high effective, that reduces usage costs and impact on environment. The product formulas are created to exclude the feasible allergy risk; it is approved by the Latvian Asthma and Allergy Association.

 In conclusion Baiba Megre-Ansviesule expressed: “We hope and believe that people care the environment in which we live and in which our children are born and grow, therefore the new products are made to care, to care ourselves, our family, home and environment. The project was an idea that grew into conviction – we are for clean Baltic Sea! In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund from each sold product one santim will be donated for the project – for cleaner Baltic Sea. In cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund, we would like to draw society attention to the problem of blue-green algae in the Baltic Sea and huge harm of phosphates. We encourage people to choose house cleaning products responsibly and strategically thinking about the heritage we will leave to future generations – our children and grandchildren.”

 In the opening ceremony participated and company congratulated the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Edmunds Sprudzs, Dobele District Council Chairman Andrejs Spridzans, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Economics Vilnis Kirsis, the Head of the State Environment Bureau initial assessment Iveta Jegere, World Wildlife Fund director Janis Rozitis, The Association of Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Executive director Raina Dureja, clients and cooperation partners. Congratulations on the new ECO SEAL FOR NATURE product line production launch also were sent by the Minister of Health Ingrida Circene.

 JSC “SPODRIBA” is the biggest and oldest cleaning and cosmetics manufacturers in Latvia. The company has an experience of more than 90 years and has successfully developed the products which play an important role in many customer homes. JSC “SPODRIBA” works for quality and environmental management standards that ensure raw material and ready product effective control, as well as high product safety and quality. According to today’s customers’ needs and variable desires the manufacturer develops innovative product formulas and implements new products. JSC “SPODRIBA” products by their quality and price are competitive with the market leaders