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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 »

Clariant Joins Sustainability Organization

Clariant is now part of Together for Sustainability (TfS), an organization seeking to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. Clariant becomes the eighth member in the initiative with AkzoNobel, BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. The joint operations of global supplier assessments and … Read more »

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BASF, Bayer Among Chemical Firms Pushing Supply Chain Sustainability

Chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay have concluded their first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains. The companies’ joint initiative, Together for Sustainability (TfS), aims to develop and implement a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves chemical sustainability sourcing … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Washing Machines, Event Planning, Efficiency Roadmap

CSA Group, UL and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers yesterday announced the release of AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers, which the groups call the first voluntary sustainability standard for home laundry appliances. Stakeholders in its development included Sears, Best Buy, Lowe’s, the EPA and … Read more »