Green Since Day One
A greener future builds on a responsible past.
OFS Brands founder, Bob Menke, created a culture of environmental consciousness dating back to the 50’s, years before most people were concerned about protecting our natural resources. He and his wife Phyllis - inspired by their love for Audubon Camps, moved by the writings and lectures of Rachel Carson - are widely recognized for their contributions to preserving natural areas and encouraging multi-purpose forestry. Bob was intrinsic in establishing Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and lectured on campus at the first Earth Day in 1970.
Throughout Bob’s life his writings on forestry management and wildlife preservation were widely published. He believed we must preserve and learn from natural systems, minimize the impact of chemicals, and consider the potential for human activity to disrupt ecosystems, all at a time when most were scared to speak these thoughts.
Today, OFS Brands is just as passionately committed to meeting the needs of its customers with more environmental accountability. It is continuous improvements in air quality controls, ongoing waste reduction processes, expanded use of sustainable and recycled materials in manufacturing, and a focus on education and certification criteria that OFS Brands pursues to create healthier future generations.