Get an overview on how the GreenScreen method works.
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for chemical hazard assessment designed to identify chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. It is used by industry, government and NGOs to support product design and development, materials procurement, and as part of alternatives assessment to meet regulatory requirements. It is used by businesses like Hewlett-Packard, governments like Washington State, and NGOs such as the Healthy Building Network in their Pharos Project. GreenScreen can also be used to support environmentally preferable product procurement tools including standards, scorecards and ecolabels.
Clean Production Action also developed an abbreviated version of the GreenScreen method called the GreenScreen List Translator™, which provides a “list of lists” approach to quickly identify chemicals of high concern. It does this by scoring chemicals based on information from over 40 hazard lists developed by authoritative scientific bodies convened by international, national and state governmental agencies, intergovernmental agencies and NGOs. While List Translator provides an effective way to screen out known hazardous chemicals, an assessment based on GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is more comprehensive and can be used to identify safer alternatives.
DSM continuously seeks to use its Bright Science to develop innovative and more sustainable solutions contributing to a Brighter Living. GreenScreen has the potential to become the global reference for chemical hazard assessment. Using GreenScreen for product development provides additional insights and supports to make more informed decisions.
Integrating the GreenScreen framework into our overall alternatives assessment protocol has enabled HP to more easily select replacement materials with a reduced risk of human health and environmental impacts
GreenScreen is taking a leadership position…