PRESS RELEASE: First ever benchmark of company progress towards safer chemicals
The Chemical Footprint Benchmark Supports Businesses, Investors and Purchasers in Assessing Chemical Risks
In the first initiative of its kind to publicly benchmark corporate chemicals management, a select group of 24 leading edge businesses, including Levi’s, Seagate and Johnson & Johnson have stepped forward to participate in the Chemical Footprint Project – a crosscutting effort by NGOs, universities and sustainability consultants.
“First came carbon, now it is time to measure the corporate chemical footprint. This is the obvious next step in sustainable business practice. Publishing the chemical footprint will close a gap in sustainability reporting, something really sought after by investors and it will help purchasers find the best suppliers”, says Sonja Haider, Senior Business and Investors advisor with the NGO ChemSec, one of the contributors to the project.