GreenScreen In Practice

How is GreenScreen® Used?

GreenScreen® is used in diverse ways.  Read on to learn more about how GreenScreen is used for different types of organizations.


An alternative assessment protocol of choice for State regulatory programs


Maine Department of Environmental Protection names GreenScreen® as a chemical screening method to evaluate the human health and environmental hazard posed by the priority hazardous chemicals in children's products and each identified chemical alternative.
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State of Washington

State of Washington Senate Bill 5181 states that alternatives to high priority chemicals in upholstery or children's products can be evaluated using GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals and cannot be a Benchmark 1.
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California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC)

California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) includes GreenScreen as a method to evaluate relative hazards of chemicals in the California Green Chemistry Initiative.
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Corporate Policy, Reporting and Management

GreenScreen is a platform for internal chemical screening programs and tracking chemical inventories.


Staples' Corporate Policy:  Products are categorized and prioritized by assessing hazard endpoints of the chemical using a GreenScreen® assessment to guide prioritization of Chemicals of Concern and associated products.



As part of Nike sustainability initiatives, the GreenScreen® is used to assess the hazards of chemicals used in products.

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DSM has integrated the GreenScreen® into their decision-making framework

NSF International

NSF International is a Qualified Profiler for third-party GreenScreen assessments.  As well, NSF leads various GreenScreen® trainings.
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ToxServices conducts third-party GreenScreen assessments as a Qualified Profiler as well as leads trainings

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SciVera, CPA's newest Licensed Profiler, has demonstrated expertise in toxicology and chemistry and has the capacity to perform third-party GreenScreen assessments on a consulting basis.

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External Standards & Technology

GreenScreen is an internationally recognized chemical hazard assessment platform and facilitates transparency.


Points are awarded in the USGBC's LEED v4 standard for products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances using the GreenScreen® method.
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Cradle to Cradle® Certified

GreenScreen® assessments for chemicals are accepted as quality work toward the application of the broader requirements of Cradle to Cradle(R) certification for products.


GreenWercs provides software automation for the List-based portion of GreenScreen®
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Materials IQ (MIQ)

GreenBlue's Materials IQ (MiQ) database proposes to use GreenScreen® as the main hazard assessment methodology for Benchmark reporting and transparency scoring.
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Pharos provides software automation for the list-based portion of GreenScreen.
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Health Product Declaration (HPD)

GreenScreen® is integrated into the Health Product Declaration Open Standard, a project of the HPD Collaborative.

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Material Selection - Design & Re-Design

Use GreenScreen to identify & compare hazard characteristics of the chemicals, materials and products

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard is uses GreenScreen to select alternatives that won't be restricted in the future, as the tool for alternatives assessment when replacing a restricted substance, and within their materials approval process.

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The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) conducted a GreenScreen® Verification Pilot.

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PolyOne GLS

Committed to using GreenScreen® to develop cleaner, greener products as part of their corporate responsibility, PolyOne GLS engaged with GreenScreen® via a relationship with HP.

Phosphorus, Inorganic, and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association (PINFA)

PINFA has run a pilot project of conducting GreenScreen assessments on non-halogenated flame retardant alternatives

IC2 Alternatives Assessment Database

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Require minimum hazard characteristics of chemicals & materials from suppliers

BizNGO Guide to Safer Chemicals

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Process Chemicals

Require minimum standards for process chemistry

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

Occupational Health & Safety

Use GreenScreen as a platform for chemical hazard monitoring and minimizing risk of exposure


Training & Education

GreenScreen forms the basis of chemical hazard assessment training.

GreenScreen Certified Practitioner Program

The CP Program offers industry professionals a unique opportunity to strengthen their professional portfolio while simultaneously helping their companies lead the way through the design of products that are safer for humans and the environment
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USEPA - GLRI Trainings

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Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2)

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse selected the GreenScreen®(R) methodology as its primary tool to conduct a hazard assessment
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Research on chemicals, materials and products


Publication mentions GreenScreen® as a decision making tool to help companies identify safer chemicals.
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The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMASS Lowell

TURI at UMASS Lowell discusses using GreenScreen to assess alternatives for case studies.

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Royal Society of Chemistry publications

BOOK: Chemicals Alternatives Assessment (CAA): Tools for Selecting Less Hazardous Chemicals

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Natural Resources Defense Council

NRDC research on nanosilver GreenScreen.

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Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2)

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse publication -RFP Development for Study on Alternatives to decaBDE in Shipping pallets.

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Pure Strategies, Inc.

Pure Strategies Inc research Use of DecaBDE Flame Retardants in Plastic Shipping Pallets: Assessing Safer Alternatives.

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State of Washington Department of Ecology

State of Washington Department of Health, WA Dept of Ecology, Alternatives to Deca-BDE in Televisions and Computers and Residential Upholstered Furniture, 2008

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