Healthy Business Strategies:
Benign by Design
In 2006 Clean Production Action brought representatives from leading corporations, health care organizations and nonprofit environmental & public health advocates in the U.S. together as a model for how businesses and NGOs can work together to change the course of production. The result is the Business NGO Working Group for Safer Chemicals and Sustainable Materials (aka BizNGO). This unique collaboration develops Chemicals Policy Principles, sustainable biobased polymer specifications the business case for chemicals policy reform and more.
CPA’s report Healthy Business Strategies for Transforming the Toxic Chemical Economy showcases how companies can plan and design products that yield better environmental and economic benefits.
CPA’s GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals helps companies and governments move to safer substitutes for hazardous chemicals. It is the first free, publicly accessible screening tool to do so and has become an important roadmap to green chemistry.
CPA worked with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Sustainable Production’s (LCSP) to produce an Alternative Assessment Framework for companies to move to informed substitution of hazardous chemicals.