On September 17, 2018, the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) released its third annual report measuring companies’ “progress towards environmentally sound chemicals management.” The CFP annual survey includes four pillars across which companies’ performance is scored: 1) Chemical management strategy, 2) chemical inventory, 3) chemical footprint measurement, and 4) disclosure and verification of performance.

The 2018 CFP report reveals that the average scores have continuously increased in all four areas. For example, “84% of 2017 Survey respondents collected full chemical ingredient information for some of their products (up from 63% in 2015),” CFP’s press release highlighted. This includes “all chemicals, not only Chemicals of High Concern (CoHCs) or chemicals on restricted substances lists (RSLs),” CFP further explained. Also, “75% of 2017 Survey respondents calculated their chemical footprint (up from 29% in 2015).”

CFP was founded by the non-profit organization Clean Production Action (CPA), the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the consultancy Pure Strategies, all U.S.. Companies participating in CFP include Walmart, Levi Strauss & Co., and HP.

On October 11, 2018, CFP will hold a webinar presenting the 2018 results.

Read more

CFP (September 17, 2018). “CFP 2018 report.

Chemical Watch (September 17, 2018). “CFP survey highlights increasing management programs.

ChemSec (September 25, 2018). “Corporate chemical footprint gets smaller every year.


CFP (2018). “2018 Annual report.(pdf)