Signatories of the Chemical Footprint Project — companies across a range of industries with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power — are asking their stakeholders: Where are you on your chemicals management journey? Are you participating in the CFP Survey? What are your CFP Survey answers?
“Leadership in chemical and material health is participating in the CFP Survey,” highlighted Dr. Mark S. Rossi, Executive Director of Clean Production Action and co-founder of CFP.
The CFP Survey provides a replicable, independent and comparable framework for leading brands to report their organization’s progress towards environmentally sound chemicals management. Findings from the 3rd Annual Report reveal rising performance across the four pillars of the Survey:
- Management Strategy: Creating and making public comprehensive chemicals management policies that state the position of the organization and senior management towards chemical and material health — companies achieved 67 percent of possible points for corporate policies in 2017 (up from 42 percent in in 2015).
- Chemical Inventory: Collecting full chemical ingredient information from suppliers — that is, all chemicals, not just Chemicals of High Concern (CoHCs) or restricted substances lists (RSLs) — 84 percent of 2017 Survey respondents collected full chemical ingredient information for some of their products (up from 63 percent in 2015).
- Footprint Measurement: Calculating chemical footprint. Chemical footprinting establishes the foundation for setting quantitative goals and measuring progress away from CoHCs to safer solutions — 75 percent of 2017 Survey respondents calculated their chemical footprint (up from 29 percent in 2015). Respondents to the 2017 Survey reported reducing 42 million pounds of CoHCs in products.
- Disclosure & Verification: Making CFP Survey responses and scores publicly available. The signatories opening the door to their chemicals management journey are Beautycounter, BD, Case Medical, GOJO Industries, Humanscale, Levi Strauss & Co., Milliken & Company, Naturepedic, Radio Flyer, Seagate Technology and Seventh Generation.
For details on the CFP Survey and 3rd Annual Report, go to www.chemicalfootprint.org.
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