Why brands & manufacturers should participate

“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.