CM14D5-Using the Chemical Scorecard to Evaluate Supplier Performance on Safer Chemicals
Due to increased organizational awareness, consumer demand and changing regulations, leading product manufacturers, suppliers, and health care organizations are highly motivated to eliminate chemical hazards from their supply chains and identify and use safer alternatives. To this end, businesses are establishing internal chemical management policies, requiring suppliers to disclose chemicals in products, identifying chemicals of concern to human health or the environment, and selecting safer alternatives. They are purchasing: greener cleaners; medical devices without mercury, PVC, or DEHP; environmentally preferable electronics; and building and office products without chemicals of high concern to human health and the environment. Together product manufacturers, suppliers, and health care organizations are collaborating within BizNGO to advance safer chemicals through clear benchmarks. In this session, participants will learn the basics of implementing a chemicals management program and learn about BizNGO's framework for benchmarking corporate performance on safer chemicals.
Roger McFadden, Vice President, Senior Scientist, Staples | Vanessa Lochner, Director, EPP Program, Kaiser Permanente | Mark Rossi, PhD, Co-Director, Clean Production Action
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