The Chemical Footprint Project Survey
The CFP Survey is designed to be completed by product manufacturers and brands, as well as by retailers. Retailers may choose to complete the Survey either from the perspective of a brand, looking only at their private label products, or from the perspective of a retailer, looking at both their private label products and products they sell from external manufacturers and brands.
The Survey is organized into four key performance categories: management strategy, chemical inventory, footprint measurement, and public disclosure and verification.
M1. Does your company have a chemicals policy that aims to avoid chemicals of high concern (CoHCs) and includes a stated preference for the use of safer alternatives?
M2. Is reducing the use of CoHCs and advancing safer alternatives beyond regulatory requirements integrated into your company’s business strategy?
M3. How does your company advocate externally for the use of safer chemicals?
M4. What means of accountability does your company have in place to ensure implementation of your chemicals policy? In documentation, include the title and description of responsibilities for the highest ranking person in the company responsible for chemicals management.
I1. What is the scope of chemicals of concern you restrict in your products and manufacturing processes?
I2. What actions does your company take to ensure that its requirements (as selected in I1) are current and implemented effectively?
I3. What chemical information does your company, either directly or through a respected third-party, collect from suppliers?
I4. For what percentage of products sold by your company do you collect full chemical ingredient
I5. What capabilities does your company have for managing data on chemical ingredients in its products? In your documentation, please include a description of your data system.
I6. How does your company ensure conformance with your chemicals requirements?
F1. Has your company set goals for reducing CoHCs in the products you sell and measured progress
toward these goals?
F2. How does your company measure its baseline chemical footprint for the most recent year for which you have data?
F3. Over the most recent year for which you have data, how much have intentionally added CoHCs in your products changed?
F4. How does your company assess the hazards of chemicals in its products and for what percent of your products has your company assessed these hazards?
F5. How does your company encourage the use of safer alternatives to CoHCs?
Public Disclosure and Verification
D1. What information does your company disclose about the chemical ingredients in its products?
D2. Does your company agree to publicly disclose its responses to the CFP Survey?
D3. Does your company agree to publicly disclose its score on the CFP website?
D4. Have any of your company’s responses to the Survey questions been verified by an independent third party?
The Chemical Footprint Project gives companies across all industries tools to evaluate their progress in reducing Chemicals of High Concern and proactively identify opportunities for further action,
- Joyce Taylor
CFP greatly simplifies the complex issue of chemicals management. We now have a tool that is available for plugging into purchasing decisions.
- Monica Nakielski
Hazardous chemicals “present reputational, regulatory, and reformulation risks across a broad range of industry sectors. Investors need to understand how companies are meaningfully managing these risks.
- Susan Baker
CFP is a market differentiator and provides a competitive advantage for business leaders. This new tool will add a level of transparency and help companies mitigate reputational and regulatory risks and exploit opportunities afforded by moving to safer chemicals.
- Roger McFadden
The Investor Environmental Health Network welcomes the launch of the Chemical Footprint Project. For too long chemicals and health have been missing pieces in Environmental Social Governance (ESG) assessments. Now we have a tool that investors can use to fill in this critical information.
- Richard Liroff
Participating in the Chemical Footprint Project pilot led us to develop a formal chemical policy that will be included on our website. Our chemicals policy and its successful implementation is the very heart of our company philosophy.