Chemical footprinting: 2017 annual report

Chemical Footprint Project publishes second annual report; measuring companies’ chemical footprint gaining importance; data for benchmarking and progress analysis now available

Growing demand for green chemical products

Chemical companies achieve increased profits from developing eco-friendly, healthier products

U.S. retailer urged to ban toxic chemicals

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families calls on U.S. retailer Albertsons to adopt comprehensive chemicals policy after finding lead, formaldehyde, parabens, and BPA in consumer products sold in its stores

Costco screens products for hazardous chemicals

U.S. retailer Costco launches testing of consumer products for chemicals of concern; list of target chemicals and long-term goals of screening program not disclosed

NGO recommendations for sustainable chemistry

Position paper by several international NGOs calls for stronger definition of sustainable chemistry, phase-out of hazardous chemicals, internalization of pollution costs, full disclosure of chemical ingredients

Webcasts: Six classes of hazardous chemicals

Green Science Policy Institute holds 3 webcasts about six classes of chemicals of concern in everyday products on June 22, June 29, July 6, 2017; registration now open

More government action on hazardous chemicals needed

UNEP calls for bolder government regulation of chemicals to boost development of safer compounds and phase out hazardous substances

Retailer removes unwanted chemicals from consumer products

U.S. retailer Target adopts new chemical strategy and policy, aims for full ingredient transparency; goal is to remove phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, and nonylphenol ethoxylates from various products

BizNGO conference 2016: Presentations online

BizNGO held annual meeting on December 7-8, 2016 in San Francisco; selection of presentations available online

Webinar on retailers’ safer chemicals programs

Clean Production Action hosts webinar on U.S. retailers’ efforts in reducing toxic chemicals on January 18, 2017; registration now open