|Dear partners in safer chemical advancement,
I’ve been knee-deep in scoring 2016’s cohort of the Chemical Footprint Project Survey. Stay tuned for our annual report coming out in June; we have some exciting results. Of course, I haven’t been the only one busy here at Clean Production Action. Check out what’s coming up:
Chemical Footprint Project: webinar, workshop, & news
Explore the value of calculating your company's chemical footprint by hearing how one company, Radio Flyer, took this on for the first time.
The webinar will highlight Pure Strategies' report, The Power of Chemical Footprinting. The speakers will provide tips and insight on how to get the most value from the Chemical Footprint Project.
What: The Power of Chemical Footprinting
When: June 6, 2017 @ 11 am ET
Who: Mark Rossi, Tim Greiner, and Eric Selner
Register for the webinar.
Be a leader in proactive chemicals management. Join us in Boston to learn how to:
In this one-day, in-person, interactive workshop, learn how participation in the Chemical Footprint Project can support your company's chemicals management program and demonstrate your leadership. The training will include examples of best practices across sectors and lessons learned from past Surveys.
- Reduce business risks related to chemicals,
- Measure progress in using safer chemicals, and
- Strengthen engagement with your supply chain.
This training will be particularly valuable for manufacturers of formulated products and/or articles and consultancy firms supporting manufacturers in creating leading chemicals management programs.
Date to follow!
Purell brand moves towards halving chemical footprint
Gojo was an early signatory to the CFP, which scores companies on their chemicals management practices through a series of 20 questions. Of the 24 companies that participated in the project's survey last year, Gojo is the first to commit to reducing its chemical footprint.
CFP co-founder Mark Rossi said the commitment to halve its footprint "highlights how companies can use chemical footprinting to create a quantitative metric for assessing their use of hazardous chemicals, setting goals and measuring progress."
Ms. Koharik said Gojo's participation gave the company "a helpful framework to evaluate our chemical use, implement our sustainable chemistry policy ... [and] ultimately led to our ongoing work with the CFP and declaring our 2020 goal to reduce our chemical footprint by 50%."
Read the article on Chemical Watch.
GreenScreen®: List Translator training and Advanced Topics a la carte
In-person GreenScreen List Translator™ training-June 6th
The Washington State Department of Ecology will host CPA here in the Pacific Northwest for a training on the GreenScreen List Translator™ tool.
Here are the details:
What: Reducing Chemical Hazards: The First Move
When: June 6, 2017 @ 9 am PT
Where: Portland, Oregon
Get more information, watch a free precursory webinar, and register.
GreenScreen® Advanced Topics Course-Summer 2017
You can now take the GreenScreen® Advanced Topics Course "a la carte." Choose one or more sessions that are of particular interest to you. This course is ideal for technical professionals who want to elevate their expertise in choosing safer chemicals by gaining in-depth knowledge in how a GreenScreen assessment is conducted. You will gain the same insight as a GreenScreen Practitioner without performing the practicum required to become “licensed.”
Register for a session.
BizNGO: annual meeting and sponsorship opportunities
BizNGO 2017-December 5-6th
Mark your calendars! BizNGO 2017 will be held on December 5-6, 2017 in Boston. Attendees will learn about the latest trends, share best practices, learn the value of common standards, and brainstorm potential collaborative projects. Check out highlights from last year’s conference.
Sponsors help us keep BizNGO’s important work going. Interested in sponsoring BizNGO 2017? Contact Ellen Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you soon!
Senior Research Associate