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Bob Kerr

Co-founder and Principal
Pure Strategies

Bob Kerr works with companies and public agencies to promote environmental and social sustainability — including initiatives on sustainability strategy, sustainable chemical programs, and climate strategy. His projects have included support for brands and retailers in building safer-chemicals programs for consumer products, an OSHA training program on reduction of hazardous chemicals in workplaces and assisting companies in using Chemical Footprint Project tools to guide and assess progress in sustainable chemistry.

To support consumer product companies just starting on chemicals management issues, Bob authored the guide, Sustainable Chemicals Management Software: A Pure Strategies Review of Tools for Managing Chemicals in Products. Bob is a certified verifier for the Chemical Footprint Project. He has also supported development of climate and emission- trading strategies for companies and government agencies and led a Congressionally-mandated study evaluating the effectiveness of EPA and state emissions trading programs. Current and former clients include Ahold Delhaize, Ben & Jerry’s, Best Buy, Consumer Technology Association, OSHA, Radio Flyer, TJX, USEPA, and Walmart.

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Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging
Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As we see more and more legislation aimed at improving both recyclability and safety of packaging, it is best to first understand your company’s baseline in sustainable packaging. Then, there are a growing number of tools designed to help companies keep track of and meet these evolving requirements. - 5 months ago

Chemicals in Consumer Products: New Progress in Transparency
Chemicals in Consumer Products: New Progress in Transparency

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / The states of Washington and California are breaking new ground by providing consumers with information on potentially harmful chemicals in the products they buy and use on a daily basis. Washington’s focus is on products meant for children; California’s law spotlights cosmetics. - 8 years ago

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