Workshop Purpose: Learn how to implement proactive chemicals management in your organization using the Chemical Footprint Project as a framework and metric to assess and improve your program.
Workshop Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the value of the Chemical Footprint Project Survey as a self-assessment tool for manufacturers/brands.
- Describe the value of the Chemical Footprint Project Survey as a way to communicate your progress to investors and purchasers.
- Explain the four key performance categories in the Chemical Footprint Project Survey.
- Complete the Chemical Footprint Project Survey.
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT
Location: San Francisco, California
This experiential workshop will include exercises and discussions to deepen your learning so you can take action in your organization upon your return. The class size is limited to ensure a high quality and engaging experience for participants.
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:30 Value Proposition from a Signatory and a Responder
10:10 Networking Break
10:25 Management Strategy
11:45 Chemical Inventory
1:00 Chemical Inventory continued
2:00 Footprint Measurement
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 Disclosure and Verification
4:10 Discussion: Opportunities for improvement in your organization
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
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, Staples, Inc.
CFP provides the definitive tool for measuring overall corporate chemical management performance. We look forward to its widespread use in the furnishings sector where a credible, third party benchmarking of chemical performance is missing, yet needed.
- Barry Cik, Naturepedic
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, Trillium Asset Management, LLC
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.