GreenScreen™ v 1.2 (October 2011)
The GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals (GreenScreen™) is a method for comparative Chemical Hazard Assessment (CHA) that can be used for identifying chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. It is being used by industry, government and NGOs to support product design and development, materials procurement, and as part of alternatives assessment to meet regulatory requirements. It is being used by businesses like Hewlett-Packard, governments like Washington State, and NGOs such as the Healthy Building Network in their Pharos Project. The GreenScreen can also be used to support environmentally preferable product procurement tools including standards, scorecards and ecolabels. Click here for more information.
GreenScreen™ Training Workshops
Clean Production Action is hosting six separate one-day experiential training workshops on the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals in the Great Lakes Region from 2012 - 2014. Click here for more information.
Recorded Webinar on Tools for Safer Chemicals Part 1 held on November 1, 2012 now available:
Applying the Tools for Safer Chemicals. Webinar held on November 8, 2012 now available
GreenScreen™ Supporting Resources
The GreenScreen method is open, transparent and publicly accessible. However, some organizations may not have the internal resources to perform full GreenScreen assessments. Therefore, Clean Production has qualified expert toxicologists who can provide GreenScreen Profiling Services. In addition, Clean Production has partnered with Healthy Building Network and The Wercs to automate the GreenScreen List Translator – an important part of a full GreenScreen assessment. Click here for more information.
What is The GreenScreen™ for
The GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals is a method for chemical hazard assessment (CHA) to help move our society quickly and effectively toward the use of greener and safer chemicals. The GreenScreen™ is helping major companies and governments to substitute hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives.
The GreenScreen™ is the first free, fully transparent and publicly accessible tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous for humans and the environment. The GreenScreen™ is intended for internal and business-to-business information sharing. It is not intended for promotional purposes. Only chemical or material products that have gone through an approved GreenScreen™ validation program are eligible to make public or promotional claims using the GreenScreen™ marks. All other assessments must be considered “DRAFT”. Clean Production Action is not liable for DRAFT assessments.
- Assess and Classify Hazards
- Apply the Benchmarks
- Make Informed Decisions
Users ranging from expert toxicologists to knowledgeable product designers and purchasers can use the GreenScreen™. The GreenScreen™ helps to identify chemicals ranging from Chemicals of High Concern to Safer Chemical alternatives via the GreenScreen™ Benchmark System.
View our GreenScreen™ presentation (pdf, 1.5MB) for more info about
- Key Concepts and Precedents for Comparative Chemical Hazard Assessment
- The GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals
- How It Works
- Application Highlights
Learn How to become a GreenScreen™ Profiler (.pdf, 99 KB)
Case Study. Evaluating Flame Retardants for TV Enclosures. March 2007. Download report (.pdf, 3.0MB)
White paper: Download the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals Version 1.0 (.pdf, 682 KB)