News 2017 / April

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New GreenScreen certification for textile formulations

Last week, NGO Clean Production Action (CPA), expanded its GreenScreen method and launched GreenScreen Certified – a new certification standard that promotes the use of inherently safer chemicals in textile products.

Driven by Greenpeace’s Detox campaign and the corporate collaboration known as Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), GreenScreen Certified aims to provide a robust communications platform for both brands and textile formulators that excel in sustainable chemicals management.

GreenScreen Certified sets three levels of certification: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The multiple certification levels allow for continual improvement and:

  • Acknowledge organizations that are early in the journey to safer chemicals focusing on removal of chemicals of concern.
  • Recognize those who are designing formulations using more benign ingredients.
  • Provide transparency on chemical hazards, while protecting proprietary formulations.

Both ChemSec’s Marketplace and the Textile Guide tool will be updated in the near future to include information about this new standard.