CPA Programs

Course 2

Course 2 - MANAGING THE CHAOS OF CHEMICAL LISTS: move from reactive to proactive by knowing why lists are on the rise and where they emerge from, and having the skills and resources to manage them 

2018 - June 13, 20, 27

Organizations of many kinds are creating lists of chemicals of concern and related restrictions, from regulatory agencies to manufacturers, brands, large scale purchasers, retailers, and NGOs. It can be overwhelming to track and manage these lists. Existing lists are constantly changing, and new lists are being continuously created. Learn about the thinking behind these lists and how tools including GreenScreen® List Translator™ can help in the evaluation and prioritization of chemicals for your organization. Learn how restricted substances lists (RSLs) are embedded in the Chemical Footprint Project Survey and the best practices companies are using to create and manage their lists of chemicals of concern.

This course will assist you in tackling questions such as:

  • Why are there so many lists?
  • How are the lists developed?
  • Why do the lists keep changing?
  • How are the lists similar to one another and different than one another?
  • How do I identify the lists relevant to my organization?
  • How are lists included in the CFP Survey?

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the criteria behind an external list of chemicals of concern.
  • Create a list of chemicals to track and/or take action on.
  • Select external lists to comply with and be able to comply.
  • Create a systematic approach to proactively manage chemicals of concern lists.
  • Articulate how chemicals of concern lists are integrated into the CFP Survey.


  • Class 1 – Navigating the ‘chaos’ of Lists: Learn about the global landscape of chemicals of concern lists, how this is impacting different sectors; and how different stakeholders are getting out ahead of the lists.
  • Class 2 – Creating a list of chemicals of concern: Learn how lists of chemicals of concern are generated by NGOs, governments and companies, the criteria driving the development of these lists, and how the CFP Survey integrates restricted substances lists (RSLs) into its questions.
  • Class 3 – Avoiding Chemicals of Concern: Learn about GreenScreen® List Translator, external software, and organizations that are helping stakeholders along the whole product chain to both proactively create and manage lists and avoid chemicals of concern.

Register here.