Consumers are making conscious decisions about their purchases, in part, due to emerging science continuing to show the presence of hazardous chemicals in products. Retailers are asking suppliers to disclose the chemicals in their merchandise. Consumers are using social media to influence business attitudes and force companies into greater social responsibility.
Proactively managing chemicals makes good business sense. If you do not meet regulatory requirements, your product could get stuck in customs, destroyed or pulled from the retail shelf.
You face fines, lose retail space and product sales.
We can help you build and implement best practices to ensure your products are compliant.
Not keeping up with International regulations could have both financial and Brand reputation impact.
A shipment of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey was recalled from Scandinavia because it contained too much of the sweetener propylene glycol, an ingredient present in some types of anti-freeze.
Norway has banned textile products containing PFOA.
Are you compliant? The burden of proof has shifted. Responsible parties must now determine if they are using hazardous chemicals. If so, they must be replaced with safer alternatives.
We assess chemical use throughout the supply chain, identify safer alternatives and oversee the phase-out of hazardous or restricted chemicals in products.
Social media and mounting NGO pressure are forcing companies to address hazardous chemicals used in their products and supply chains.
We partner with you to implement a robust chemical management program to get beyond compliance and protect your company reputation. Define your message before others define it for you.
Minnesota will ban Triclosan, an antibacterial and registered pesticide, from cleaning products in 2017.
Subway announces, “no more yoga mat chemical in our bread,” after it suffered bad publicity sparked by a petition that demanded removal of the ingredient.
PepsiCo had to remove a chemical from its soft drinks due to pressure from consumers using MoveOn.org.
Clorox® set the standard for adopting safer chemicals in cleaning formulations, partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment (DfE) program to develop a line of non-toxic household cleaning products called Clorox® Greenworks™.
Resilient supply chains, with better partnerships, can improve transparency and facilitate the adoption of best practices to reduce environmental damage.
We develop education programs to integrate safer chemicals in processes and align employees and partners on a common path to better meet strategic goals.
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