“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.
Sign up today to be the first to know about the updates of the Chemical Footprint Project.
News & Resources
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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!
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.
- Monica Nakielski, Partners HealthCare
Companies need to know the chemicals in their products and supply chains, and be able to benchmark their performance. CFP offers a new and welcomed option for companies to make progress in these efforts.
- Sarah Vogel, Environmental Defense Fund
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
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.