CPA Programs

Course 4

Course 4 - AVOIDING REGRETTABLE SUBSTITUTES WITH GREENSCREEN®: reduce risks with safer alternatives by using rigorous and scientifically robust hazard assessment tools such as GreenScreen® 

Identifying chemicals to avoid is typically an early step in proactive chemicals management. However, once you have identified the chemicals you want to reduce or eliminate from your products and/or supply chain, how do you avoid regrettable substitutes? You want to ensure that your investment of time and resources to replace a chemical will bring you returns and value to your organization and brands.

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

  • Use GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals to evaluate and compare the hazards of alternatives to chemicals of concern, with the goal of avoiding regrettable substitutes.
  • Understand how companies are using GreenScreen to identify safer alternatives.
  • Describe how GreenScreen has been incorporated into standards for the building products and electronics sectors.
  • Apply GreenScreen in answering alternatives assessment-related questions in the Chemical Footprint Project Survey.


  • Class 1 – Understanding the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals: Learn about the GreenScreen method for assessing chemical hazard, the 18 hazard endpoints considered, and the GreenScreen Benchmark rubric.
  • Class 2 – Advancing safer alternatives with GreenScreen: Learn how hazard assessment tools can be used to prioritize, screen, and assess potential alternatives; and how alternatives assessment is woven into the CFP Survey. Hear about success stories from organizations in various sectors that have successfully identified and implemented safer alternatives. 
  • Class 3 – Gaining recognition with GreenScreen: Walk through steps to conducting your own hazard assessment of alternatives and learn about resources and options to successfully complete the process. Learn how a wide range of stakeholders are using GreenScreen to gain recognition with standards and Eco labels.

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