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“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.
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.
- Jessica Iclisoy , California Baby
We need metrics for reporting and benchmarking overall corporate performance on chemicals management. CFP is a publicly developed standard which could allow us to benchmark, track and report our overall corporate chemical management performance going forward. We look forward to its launch in 2015.
- Annie Schmidt, Seagate Technology, LLC
We see the Chemical Footprint Project enabling us to quickly recognize and reward suppliers for doing what matters most to us in health care, which is implementing systems to ensure their products and supply chains use safe and healthy chemical ingredients
- Vanessa Lochner , Kaiser Permanente
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
CFP greatly simplifies the complex issue of chemicals management. We now have a tool that is available for plugging into purchasing decisions.