“The Chemical Footprint Project gives us the directions to follow to become WORLD CLASS in our chemicals policy and knowledge.”
Chemicals are the new carbon!
What is your chemical footprint?
What is it?
The Chemical Footprint Project provides a metric for benchmarking companies as they reduce their use of chemicals of high concern and select safer alternatives.
Companies answer a 19 question survey, scored to 100 points. The Survey evaluates companies and their chemicals management policies and practices based on four key pillars:
Management Strategy - the policies and strategies companies put into place to manage chemicals
Chemical Inventory - the information companies collect on chemicals in products and supply chains
Footprint Measurement - the baseline data companies have on chemicals of high concern to human health and the environment (CoHCs) in products and their tracking of progress to safer alternatives
Public Disclosure and Verification - the sharing of information on chemicals in products with the public, disclosure of scores and responses to the CFP Survey, and steps taken to verify responses to the Survey
Who is it for?
The Survey is designed for manufacturers, brands and retailers who participate as CFP Responders.
The Survey is opens once a year and it is free to participate.
How do I get started?
- Read the Steps & Guidance to taking the Survey.
- Look at results from previous CFP annual reports.
- Join our email list so you know when the Survey opens.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions or inquiries.
- Be a Signatory! Signatories encourage companies in their sphere of influence to participate in CFP.
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.