With the highest-level legal position at Earth Friendly Products (ECOS) in Cypress, General Counsel Amber Enriquez ensures the firm tackles sustainability on all fronts.
The family-owned company manufactures over 200 green cleaning products which are sold under the ECOS name such as Liquidless Laundry Detergent and Treeless Paper Towels.
As head of legal strategy and operations for the company’s manufacturing facilities, global operations, and international sales, Enriquez confirms ECOS’ position as an environmental-friendly and clean-product brand.
Enriquez, who was recognized with the Rising Star Award at the Business Journal’s 11th annual General Counsel Awards last November, established the manufacturer’s first legal department in 2012 and has since developed an international brand strategy to protect the company’s intellectual property which includes a portfolio totaling more than 110 trademarks in 51 countries. With a growing team of six women, Enriquez has helped the carbon-neutral firm achieve carbon positivity, meaning the company not only produces net zero carbon emissions but is environmentally beneficial.
The executive told the Business Journal after her win that the ECOS product pipeline for the future must be promising to ensure a safer and cleaner world for future generations.
In January, ECOS became the first manufacturer in the world to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Zero certification. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, three certifications were given to ECOS for its efforts in net-zero carbon emissions, energy use and waste generation.
The LEED Zero credentials apply to all four of its facilities in California, Washington, Illinois and New Jersey.