How to Manage Chemicals Across the Value Chain
To address evolving consumer concerns and regulatory restrictions related to chemical management across the value chain, sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies has published a new report, Sustainable Chemicals Management Software: A Pure Strategies review of tools for managing chemicals in products.
As the report outlines, sustainable chemicals management, particularly for medium to large businesses, is a complex undertaking that traditional tools, such as Excel spreadsheets, can no longer adequately support. Companies with a comprehensive chemical data management system in place find that they are well-equipped to respond swiftly and effectively to new directives.
As Brian Martin, Seagate’s senior director for product environmental compliance says about his company’s chemical data management system, “…we had our first response to the REACH SVHC list within 15 minutes…Within a couple of days, we had a very solid answer to REACH compliance that we could give to our customers with a high degree of credibility.”
While there are a number of chemical reporting software systems in the market today, each offers unique advantages; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The report by Pure Strategies addresses the criteria that companies should use in determining the software and services their business requires though a comparative review of 11 chemicals management software systems.
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