The CFP Survey

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.

Download the PDF for the detailed questions, point-values, and response options.


Management Strategy 

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.

Chemical Inventory 

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

information? 

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?

Footprint Measurement 

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?