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Staples, Marriott to Push Suppliers to Participate in Chemical Footprint Tool

Staples, Marriott, Dignity Health, Trillium Asset Management and other US businesses representing more than $50 billion in investment and purchasing power will require vendors, suppliers and builders to use a new tool that measure the use of harmful chemicals in products and production processes. The initiative will begin June 17, according to … Read more »

Chemical Management Tool Launched

Target, Staples, Kaiser Permanente and the US Green Building Council are among the organizations that joined together today to launch the Chemical Footprint Project, a metric for publicly benchmarking corporate chemicals management and profiling leadership companies. The CFP will enable purchasers to preferentially select suppliers and investors to integrate chemical risk … Read more »

SIN List Updated, Substitution Tool Launched

ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation. In addition, the update marks the launch of SINimilarity, a tool for identifying SIN-like chemicals to assist companies … Read more »

BASF Tops Chemical SIN List

BASF produces the most hazardous chemicals in Europe, according to ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN List. The updated list, with information from the second registration phase of REACH — the European Chemicals Agency’s chemical rules — includes companies that produce or import SIN List chemicals in the EU … Read more »

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Oil companies Shell, ExxonMobil, Orlen and Total introduced the largest number of hazardous chemicals to the EU market, according to information released by the European Chemicals Agency following a lawsuit by NGO ChemSec and legal advocacy group ClientEarth. ChemSec published the names of the companies that produce or import the … Read more »

SIN List of Harmful Chemicals Grows 66%

Non-profit ChemSec has added 249 chemicals to its Substitute It Now list, which names substances of very high concern. The additions expand the number of listed chemicals by 66 percent. With the additions, the Substitute It Now or SIN List consists of 626 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern based … Read more »

ECHA Releases Chemical Manufacturer Info

The European Chemicals Agency has begun to disclose information about which chemicals companies make and import, more than a year after the agency was sued for its alleged lack of transparency. ECHA has published company names together with the registration numbers of each substance they make that is filed under … Read more »