ChemSec Business Group participants
At present, the following companies and associations are part of the ChemSec Business Group. In addition, a number of companies engage in the group on an ad-hoc basis, collaborating short term and case-by-case, often in activities limited in time and policy field.
Employing more than 53,731 people in over 160 countries, the adidas Group produce more than 660 million product units every year and generate sales of € 14.5 billion. The adidas Group works closely with governments, NGOs and the civil society in order to advance its chemicals management programme and achieve its goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020.
Apple is an American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Apple wants to conserve the planet’s precious resources and reduce climate change by using renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency in products, facilities, and supply chain. Apple also aims to pioneer the use of safer materials in products and processes.
Boots UK Ltd. is a member of Alliance Boots, an international pharmacy-led health and beauty group. Improving the environmental and social performance of its products is a way of making a contribution to sustainable development. Boots has highlighted the use of chemicals as a key sustainability indicator for the group.
Coop is Denmark’s largest retail enterprise and is owned by its members. The roots of Coop Denmark can be traced back to the cooperative movement in the late 19th century. Coop has always worked to secure the highest level of responsibility for consumers, society and environment. Coop does implement requirements that are on top of legislation, and the use of the precautionary principle is an important guideline.
EurEau is the voice of Europe’s drinking water and waste water service operators. EurEau’s members provide water services to more than 400 million people and reflect the diverse private and public water service industry across Europe. EurEau bring together national associations, representing water supply and waste water services in EU and EFTA countries. EU accession countries have an observer status.
The H&M group’s chemical management vision is to ensure safe products made in a healthy workplace while protecting the environment. The H&M group applies the precautionary principle – meaning preventively restrict chemicals even where there is scientific uncertainty. Accordingly, H&M requirements usually go further than the law demands.
IKEA aims to refrain from the use of chemicals and substances that can be harmful to people and the environment. IKEA welcomes the new EU REACH legislation on chemicals and substances which is in line with the IKEA precautionary approach to chemicals. All IKEA products for all markets, globally, shall comply with the chemical restrictions in the REACH legislation.
Kingfisher is the third largest global home improvement and garden centre retailer, with operational brands across Europe. Kingfisher is aiming for full transparency in priority supply chains and introduce five green chemistry options by 2025. By 2025, Kingfisher will work with suppliers to phase out the highest priority chemicals of concern identified through a hot-spotting process. The target is for unregulated chemicals and is additional to any chemicals removed under regulatory requirements such as EU REACH.
The LEGO Group has been emphasising the importance of high quality since its founding 1932, and never compromises on the high quality and safety standards that it sets and consumers now expect. The LEGO Group is a leader in chemical safety in toys, and it’s work with the ChemSec Business Group helps guide the LEGO Group’s ambitions to use sustainable materials in products by 2030 and packaging by 2025.
Shaw Industries is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, offering the world’s first cradle to cradle certified flooring and carrying out an ambitious program of recycling old carpets.
Skanska is a leading project development and construction company, developing offices, homes and public-private partnership projects. Skanska adopted a precautionary approach in some of its business units that goes well beyond compliance. This has influenced its approach to hazardous materials, improving risk management and reducing unnecessary exposure to chemicals that in the future may be banned or less favoured.
Sony Mobile Communications, former Sony Ericsson, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, and one of the top global brands in the mobile handset industry. Sony Mobile strives to produce good products from environmental point of view and to lead the way in phasing out unwanted substances.