“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. For HP, the footprint tool uses a standardized scoring methodology that gives our customers another way to engage with us and our products and enables HP to continue to create solutions that reduce environmental impact." -Joyce Taylor, Hewlett Packard
“CFP provides the definitive tool for measuring overall corporate chemical management performance,” -Barry Cik, Naturepedic
Brands and manufacturers can reduce their regulatory, reputational and redesign risks by comprehensively evaluating their chemicals management systems.
The Chemical Footprint Project:
Creates a clear, common logic for communicating, evaluating, and measuring corporate chemical management performance.
Provides easy to use results: CFP will provide companies with data that readily enables benchmarking chemical management performance relative to industry peers.
Enables companies to mark where they’ve made progress to safer chemicals adoption. The survey allows companies to mark and set goals for further progress in reducing their chemical footprint. CFP evaluates chemicals management on four measures:
Management Strategy: corporate policies for chemicals management.
Chemical Inventory: what suppliers know about chemicals in products and manufacturing.
Progress Measurement: how suppliers assess chemicals, whether they select safer alternatives, and their overall progress in reducing toxic chemical use.
Public Disclosure: how much information suppliers release to the public about chemicals in their products and their overall chemicals management practices
Identifies opportunities for improving performance: companies use the survey for self-assessment, identifying areas in chemical management policies and practices for improvement.
Supports companies to gain overall, internal alignment in developing and implementing chemical management policies and practices.
Empowers companies to request chemical footprint data from their suppliers.
Enables companies to recognize and reward suppliers for doing well.
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.