GOJO Partners with ISSA to Offer GBAC STAR Grants Program to U.S. Airports

GOJO Partners with ISSA to Offer GBAC STAR Grants Program to U.S. Airports

(MAY 3, 2021) - Gojo, the makers of Purell products, has announced a new grant program to help U.S. airports demonstrate their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and travelers. The program is in collaboration with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA. The grant will allow qualifying airports to seek GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak response and recovery accreditation for facilities. Accredited facilities are able to demonstrate correct work practices, procedures, and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

Early in the pandemic, Gojo prioritized supporting the air travel industry to help keep the country open for essential travelers. Now as vaccination rates increase and summer approaches, millions of Americans are heading back to airports and will be looking for health and safety assurances.

“After months of being stuck at home, travelers want reassurance that airports are safe and clean environments,” said Carey Jaros, Gojo president and CEO. “We’ve been working directly with air industry partners for many months to offer our safe and effective Purell products. Now with this grant, we hope to help airports more holistically support America’s safe transition back to air travel.”

With more than 60 airports currently accredited by GBAC STAR in the United States, including DFW International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Orlando International Airport; Oakland International Airport-Port of Oakland; and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Gojo grant provides the opportunity for other airports to show the public their dedication to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention readiness.

“We are proud to partner with GOJO to continue to support the air travel industry in a time of need,” said GBAC Executive Director Patty Olinger. “We are thankful for GOJO’s support and dedication to enhance airports’ operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” - (GOJO Industries)