The Chemical Footprint Project’s second annual report reveals chemical footprinting moves to the mainstream. A diversity of companies across sectors, sizes, and the globe participated in the 2017 Report – demonstrating its relevance and application to a broad array of companies that sell and/or manufacture apparel and footwear, building products and furnishings, packaging, medical devices, household and personal care products, toys, and electronics. Participating companies had annual revenues totaling over $670 billion.
This ChemSec publication highlights the piece that has been missing in the circular economy debate – hazardous chemicals. Designing and manufacturing products to be recycled is great, but without proper attention to chemicals, circular economy will never work.
The concept of hazard and risk is central to chemicals legislation; it provides the entire foundation for how to approach the regulation of chemicals.
How should companies start with chemicals management? Here's a straigthforward guide for those about to embark on the journey to reduce their toxic footprint.
In order to clarify uncertainties and increase predictability, a number of steps have been introduced to the process of legally identifying Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Unfortunately, in ChemSec's view, these steps have significantly slowed down the population of the Candidate List.
There are several drivers behind a business decision to engage in substitution. Investors are wise to pay attention to these very same drivers, as they potentially are signs of looming investment opportunities.