Steps for using the CFP Survey - Stay tuned for the 2017 Survey coming soon.
- Educate yourself about the survey by participating in a webinar and downloading the Guidance document (below).
- Apply to take the online survey. In this initial application, indicate whether your company wishes to be named as participating in the Survey in the CFP 2018 Annual Report or remain anonymous. Note: The Survey is designed for brands and manufacturers of products or components of products. Product sectors include, but are not limited to, apparel and footwear; automobiles and automotive parts; building products and furniture; consumer packaged goods (including household and personal care products); electronics; medical devices; and textiles.
- Receive approval from CFP to complete the online survey.
- Log in to take the survey, respond to questions, and include applicable documentation. Survey questions include options to make your company’s responses (excluding documentation) and score publicly available on the CFP website.
- Click “complete” when all responses are filled in and documentation provided.
- CFP will review responses and documentation, then assign each responding company a score from 1 – 100. Each responding company will receive a report with its score. CFP will compile and analyze data from all responders anonymously in an annual report, to be released in April 2017. With their permission, leading companies will be highlighted in the report by name. All companies that agree to make their participation public will be listed in the annual report. Responses and scores of companies that agree to make these public will be posted on the CFP website.
Companies need to know the chemicals in their products and supply chains, and be able to benchmark their performance. CFP offers a new and welcomed option for companies to make progress in these efforts.
- Sarah Vogel, Environmental Defense Fund
CFP greatly simplifies the complex issue of chemicals management. We now have a tool that is available for plugging into purchasing decisions.
- Monica Nakielski, Partners HealthCare
The Chemical Footprint Project provides an independent, third party assessment tool that will help companies to think about how to fully integrate their policies into procedures and vice-versa.
- Jane Abernethy, Humanscale
Corporate performance in chemicals management varies widely, from barely being in compliance with regulations to capturing new markets through innovative products based on safer chemicals. We look forward to using a tool that rewards innovators for using safer substitutes.
- Sonja Haider, ChemSec
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.”