Get an overview on how the GreenScreen method works.
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for chemical hazard assessment designed to identify chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. It is 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 used by businesses like Hewlett-Packard, governments like Washington State, and NGOs such as the Healthy Building Network in their Pharos Project. GreenScreen can also be used to support environmentally preferable product procurement tools including standards, scorecards and ecolabels.
Clean Production Action also developed an abbreviated version of the GreenScreen method called the GreenScreen List Translator™, which provides a “list of lists” approach to quickly identify chemicals of high concern. It does this by scoring chemicals based on information from over 40 hazard lists developed by authoritative scientific bodies convened by international, national and state governmental agencies, intergovernmental agencies and NGOs. While List Translator provides an effective way to screen out known hazardous chemicals, an assessment based on GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is more comprehensive and can be used to identify safer alternatives.
What they're saying…
The Working Group gives us the tools to make more informed substitution choices and is a safe haven where we can have a dialogue and begin to implement these things in our supply chain.
Roger McFadden, Former Vice President, Senior Scientist, Staples, Inc.
At Dignity Health we strive to align our purchases with our mission and values. We piloted the beta version of the Guide and found it tremendously helpful in implementing our chemicals policy. We are committed to benchmarking our progress, working with suppliers, and engaging in public policy initiatives that support human health and the environmen
Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Ecology Program Coordinator, Dignity Health
Integrating the GreenScreen framework into our overall alternatives assessment protocol has enabled HP to more easily select replacement materials with a reduced risk of human health and environmental impacts
Cory Robertson, Hewlett-Packard
The Guide establishes clear steps for building a meaningful program for developing and adopting better materials, and we have found it to be helpful in communicating across the supply chain how to implement a green chemistry program.
Helen Holder, Material Strategist, Hewlett-Packard
The Plastics Scorecard demonstrates the ability of business and environmental health leaders to collaborate for the development of a clear roadmap to producing products with safer chemicals and sustainable plastics.