Upcoming GreenScreen Training Opportunities
Webinar TOMORROW & 2/28: Learn How Top Companies are Using GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals
Become an expert in GreenScreen by taking our Advanced Topics course or joining the Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner Program™. Attend one or both of our free webinars to learn about the value of becoming trained in GreenScreen.
Leading companies use GreenScreen to minimize business risk related to chemicals and get ahead of customer demands and regulations. Our webinar speakers are Authorized GreenScreen Pracitioners™ who will share how and why their proactive companies selected GreenScreen as an important tool, the value GreenScreen has brought to their business, and how the training provided by Clean Production Action has helped them succeed.
GreenScreen can help you in your daily work whether you make formulated products or complex articles and regardless of your sector.
Cory Roberston, HP Inc.
Jon Smieja, Steelcase
Antonio Quinones, GOJO
Doug Eichler, Roxul
Teresa McGrath, Valspar
In-Person Trainings 3/15 & 6/6: GreenScreen List Translator
March 15th in Seattle, Washington or June 6th in Portland, Oregon
Reducing Chemical Hazards: The First Move
It is crucial to make informed decisions when choosing chemicals in products, processes, and supply chains. Though it seems like an obvious step, identifying and knowing the potential hazards of chemicals is often overlooked or perceived as too complicated or costly to address. Yet companies face brand and financial risk if they are not making informed decisions about the chemicals they use. This in-person training on the GreenScreen List Translator provides a first line of defense against regrettable chemical choices and hands-on practice to ensure you can effectively use the tool in your organization.
Watch the recorded free precursor webinar, which introduces the basic principles of chemical hazard assessments, why they are of interest, and basic tools to identify and screen out hazardous chemicals.
Webinar 3/23: GreenScreen and LEED v4: Healthy Building Materials
The Canadian Green Building Council will host Shari Franjevic and Michelle Turner of Clean Production Action for a webinar entitled GreenScreen and LEED v4: Healthy Building Materials. In this webinar you will learn how toxic chemicals can impact you and your business, and identify ways to be proactive in designing, specifying, or purchasing healthy building materials. You will learn about the two GreenScreen tools, how to obtain results, and how to use GreenScreen scores to guide your decisions. You will also learn how to earn LEED v4 Material credits using scores from GreenScreen.
Use discount code CPA by 3/16/17 for free registration.
The Chemical Footprint Project
Welcomes Parnassus Investments as its Newest Signatory
The Chemical Footprint Project is pleased to announce Parnassus Investments, which manages $20 billion in assets, as its newest Signatory. By becoming a Signatory to the Chemical Footprint Project, Parnassus Investments joins 40+ investors from across the globe including Trillium Asset Management, Calvert Investments, and BNP Paribas in seeking greater transparency in how companies manage chemicals in their products and supply chains.
Featured in Dignity Health’s 2016 Sustainability Report
Dignity Health used its power as a Signatory to request that leading suppliers participate in the first annual Chemical Footprint Project Survey. Its Sustainability Report states “the movement toward safer chemicals is about creating an environment for patients, visitors and staff free from hazards posed by harmful chemicals. As a signatory of the Chemical Footprint Project, we are reaching out to our business partners to participate in a survey that measures their corporate progress toward safer chemicals and overall chemicals management performance. We will use the survey’s findings to determine which suppliers are taking the systematic steps necessary to identify and reduce chemicals of high concern in their products and supply chains and to steer our purchases toward the safest products.”
According to the report, Dignity Health’s participation in initiatives such as the Chemical Footprint Project “underlies their efforts to integrate the concept of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing into their sourcing strategy.”
Read the full report.