“The Chemical Footprint Project gives us the directions to follow to become WORLD CLASS in our chemicals policy and knowledge.”
- Eric Selner, Radio Flyer
Chemical is the new carbon!
What is your chemical footprint?
What is it?
Chemicals are at the core of the material economy. New and compelling evidence emerges almost daily on the failure of our regulatory and management systems to protect people and the environment from exposure to toxic chemicals.
The Chemical Footprint Project is a new initiative for measuring corporate progress to safer chemicals. It provides a metric for benchmarking companies as they select safer alternatives and reduce their use of chemicals of high concern.
The Chemical Footprint Project measures overall corporate chemicals management performance through a 20 question survey, scored to 100 points, that evaluates:
Who is it for?
The Survey is designed for manufacturers, brands and retailers who participate as CFP Responders.
Learn more about the benefits of the Chemical Footprint Project for both Responders and Signatories by clicking the infographic to the right.
How do I get started?
1. Read the Steps & Guidance to taking the Survey.
2. Look at results from previous CFP annual reports.
3. Join our email list so you know when the Survey opens.
4. Be a Signatory! Signatories encourage companies in their sphere of influence to participate in CFP.
Take a training & learn how to measure current chemical footprint and progress to sustainability goals, based on case studies from leading practitioners.
Sign up today to be the first to know about the updates of the Chemical Footprint Project.
News & Resources
Read and listen to all the exciting happenings of the Chemical Footprint Project.
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In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) you will find answers to questions, such as: “How does the survey work?”, “Who can use the CFP Survey?”, “What are the benefits to being a Signatory?” and more!
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
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.
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
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.