Ever heard of Tecnu? Maybe in the days of camping with your family, and your mom is scrubbing you down after enjoying a romp through the woods? Or in the desperate search at the drug store after getting infected with poison oak? Tec Labs is a company based in Albany, OR who pride themselves in being sustainable; for the environment, and for their employees! Let’s check them out!
Tec Labs is an over-the-counter pharmaceutical company who focuses on topical products used to prevent itch from outdoor pests such as poison oak, or mosquito bites. Some of their products include the Tecnu skin cleanser that removes those pesty oils from poison oak, Licefreee products to deal with lice, insect repellent, and other topical products to put on bug bites.
Tec Labs was ranked 32nd in the Top 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon for 2016. Their passion is to take care of their customers first, and provide a product that works, but they see taking care of the environment just as important as well. In the past few years, they had a sustainability report created to evaluate how the company is doing in the following fields: Carbon Footprint, Water usage, Waste, Suppliers, and the Community. Within the next 5 years, Tec Labs has set sustainability related goals to reduce green house gas emissions by 5%, reduce water usage by 2.5%, and reduce waste production by 5%.
In addition to taking care of natural resources, and our environment, Tec Labs strives to create a sustainable work-life balance for their employees.
Keep up the great work, Tec Labs! Thanks for being an example for other sustainable businesses.