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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Best Practices in Product Chemicals Management in the Retail Industry: Moving Business Toward Safer Alternatives

Title:
Best Practices in Product Chemicals Management in the Retail Industry: Moving Business Toward Safer Alternatives

Abstract:
Faced with growing demands to identify and disclose the potentially harmful chemical ingredients in the products they are selling and to substitute chemicals of concern, innovative retailers are incorporating product chemicals management systems into their corporate sustainability strategies. Developing and implementing such systems are not without challenges but retailers are discovering the benefits of such programs including an increase in consumer trust and cost savings. This report examines the influences on today's retailers to encourage their adoption of chemicals management programs,the product chemicals management systems that seven innovative retailers have adopted in response to these influences, and the best practices identified in the development and implementation of these systems.

URL:
http://www.greenchemistryandcommerce.org/downloads/uml-rptbestprac1209.pdf

Source:
Green Chemistry and Commerce Council

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
December 2009

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