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GreenScreen Certified™, an upcoming training, & more from CPA

GreenScreen Certified™, an upcoming training, & more from CPA

5/2/2017 Clean Production Action Bulletins

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ShariFranjevicGreetings fellow advocates for safer chemicals,

Here in Washington state Spring has sprung! Salmonberry flowers are blooming, grass is growing fast with the abundance of rain, and the Pacific wrens are singing their beautiful song. Clean Production Action has been busy in these colder months and things are coming to fruition.  
 
Some items that may interest you:

gsc_core_logo_2017_resized 2We are thrilled to have recently launched the GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals. The certification will enable manufacturers to visibly demonstrate leadership in use of safer ingredients in their products, as well as enhance their brand reputation to purchasers and the public. GreenScreen Certified™ provides a clear, transparent, business-to-business communication tool on chemical hazard and identifies leaders in chemical hazard assessments. In our recorded webinar, hear from Alberto De Conti of Garmon Chemicals, the first firm to get chemical formulations certified under the new standard, on the value of the certification program.

If you’re interested in getting certified, learn more on our website about working with our trusted Licensed GreenScreen Profilers or Consultants to get assistance throughout the process.
 
doetrainingThe Washington State Department of Ecology will host CPA here in the Pacific Northwest for a training on the GreenScreen® List Translator™ tool.
 
Here are the details:
 
What: Reducing Chemical Hazards: The First Move
When: June 6, 2017 @ 9 am PT
Where: Portland, Oregon

 
Get more information & watch a free precursory webinar, and register. If you register before May 6th, you’ll get the early bird discount. I’d love to see you in Portland!
 
BizNGO_logoMark your calendars! BizNGO 2017 will be held on December 4-5, 2017 in Boston. Attendees will learn about the latest trends, share best practices, learn the value of common standards, and brainstorm potential collaborative projects. Register now! In the meantime, check out highlights from last year’s conference.
 
Where you can find CPA in the news:

CVS to remove three chemicals from 600 beauty and personal care products

 foot 2 CVS Health became the first major pharmacy chain in the country to become a signatory of the Chemical Footprint Project. Now they are removing parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade product lines. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

Read the full article.

Businesses are responding to demand for chemical transparency
 
bev_7-22-2011-1-17-7-cropped_copyCPA’s Consulting Program Manager for Networks and Advocacy, Bev Thorpe, wrote a great article on the business case for chemical transparency, highlighting initiatives like the Chemical Footprint Project and The Mind the Store campaign’s 2017 retailer report card. She writes,
 
“As calls for ingredient transparency grow, and new regulations on chemical disclosure are proposed and implemented, retailers and other business leaders and laggards will be differentiated and consumers and investors will take note. Even better, we will see increasing innovation in healthier and safer chemical formulations for products on the shelves and in our homes.” 
 
Read Bev’s full article on GreenBiz.
 
Where you can find our Executive Director, Mark Rossi:
Come say hi!
 
We look forward to continuing to grow with you in our quest towards a safer chemicals economy.

All the best,

 Shari_sig 

Shari Franjevic
Interim GreenScreen® Program Manager;
 

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