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 

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, using GreenScreen List Translator™, 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: Discover the global landscape of chemicals of concern lists, how they impact different sectors, and how stakeholders manage their lists.
  • Class 2 – Creating a list of chemicals of concern: Know how NGOs, governments, and companies generate lists of chemicals of concern, the criteria driving the development of these lists, and how the Chemical Footprint Project Survey integrates restricted substances lists (RSLs) into its questions.
  • Class 3 – Avoiding Chemicals of Concern: Understand how GreenScreen List Translator™ supports stakeholders along value chains in creating and managing lists of chemicals of concern, and know the organizations you can turn to for support in using List Translator.

Now that the live courses have finished, you can watch the recordings at your own speed at a 75% discount. You can purchase individual courses or all four courses for a further discounted price. Get access here.