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Tony Kingsbury TKingsbury Consulting
@kingsburytony
Ann Mason American Chemistry Council
@amchemistry
Tim Greiner Pure Str...
SB’15 Tutorial
Evaluating the Chemicals in Your
Products: Comparing and
Contrasting Leading Tools
TONY KINGSBURY
FOUNDER &...
Evaluating the Chemicals in Your Products:
Comparing and Contrasting Leading Tools
There are a number of tools available a...
Tutorial Agenda (9-noon)
9am Introductions & Meet the Speakers
9:15 Discussion - What Are We Looking for in Chemical Evalu...
Target Stores Recent Announcement
50 % of a products score comes from a “list based” chemical hazard
scheme administered b...
Walmart – Announces Chemicals Policy
Walmart, articulates its Chemicals Policy in a move to
improve the sustainability of ...
Speaker Background - Tony Kingsbury
Current: Chemicals & Plastics Sustainability, Consulting Practice
5 years: Executive-i...
Speaker Background – Tim Greiner
Current: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Pure Strategies, Inc.
Pure Strategies Co-founder...
Speaker Background – Ann Mason
Current: Senior Director, American Chemistry Council
Where she works on value chain opportu...
Evaluation of 32
decision-support tools
used to screen and
prioritize chemicals
PUBLISHED IN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT
ASSESS...
TOOLS
Tools Evaluated
List of Tools (see right)
◦ From various industry sectors, for profit
companies, government, academia, non...
TOOLS INACTIVE… CHAMP & CARS
CHARACTERIZATION CATEGORIES
Characterization Categories
Because the tools varied widely with respect to
their intended uses and purpose… we segmented
...
Categories of Tools and Frameworks
Screening and Prioritization: Tools and Frameworks that were specifically
created for a...
Categories of Tools and Frameworks Continued
Exposure and Risk Assessment: Any tool capable of quantifying the
expected ex...
CRITERIA SCORING POTENTIAL
Ranking / Evaluation Methodology
Results repeatable
Can be applied to other tools *
Scoring
◦ Total of 100 possible points...
Scoring Criteria... 100 pts total
√Hazard or Hazard & Exposure
√Hazard Endpoints Considered (15) + Plus Bonus pts
√List ba...
Results
 Only 4 tools received the maximum score of 10
for assessing both Hazard and Exposure
 21 tools utilized a crite...
Results Continued
 High Ranking Screening & Prioritization Tools:
 Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA)
 Stoffenmanager
 Low...
Results Continued
 High Ranking Hazard Assessment Tools
User-Modifiable
GreenWERCS
GreenSuite
Fixed Criteria
Design ...
Results Continued
 High Ranking Exposure & Risk Assessment Tools
RISKOFDERM
Stoffenmanager
Targeted Risk Assessment (T...
Results Continued
 High Ranking Databases
 GreenSuite
 RISKOFDERM
 High Ranking Certification & Labeling Tools
 Desig...
Results
Top 5 scoring tools overall:
1. Stoffenmanager (77)
2. TRA (73)
3. LCSP (70)
4 tie: GreenSuite (68.5)
tie: RISKOFD...
Paper Available
Integrated Assessment and Environmental
Management (new SETAC journal)
Title: Chemical Assessment State of...
Thanks to my Co-authors
Alison Gauthier
Mai Fung
Julie Panko
Angela Perez
Kristen Hitchcock
Tyler Ferrancini
Jennifer Sahm...
Thank You!
&
Questions
10/29/2013
29
Tony Kingsbury
Chemicals & Plastics Sustainability Consulting
tony@tkingsbury.com
UP NEXT
Sustainable Chemicals
Management Software: A Pure
Strategies Review of tools for
managing chemicals in
products
TI...
What are We Looking for in a Chemical
Evaluation Tool?... revisited
What’s important and how can we all work
to improve al...
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  1. 1. Tony Kingsbury TKingsbury Consulting @kingsburytony Ann Mason American Chemistry Council @amchemistry Tim Greiner Pure Strategies @PureStrategies #SB15sd Evaluating the Chemicals in Your Products: Comparing and Contrasting Leading Tools
  2. 2. SB’15 Tutorial Evaluating the Chemicals in Your Products: Comparing and Contrasting Leading Tools TONY KINGSBURY FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, TONY@TKINGSBURY.COM
  3. 3. Evaluating the Chemicals in Your Products: Comparing and Contrasting Leading Tools There are a number of tools available and used to evaluate the safety of chemicals and materials used in consumer products. Some of the tools look at authoritative lists to determine whether a chemical is appropriate for use in a given product, others assess the hazard profile of the chemical or material and some go a step further to evaluate exposure to a chemical or materials and potential risk to people or the environment. During this session, we will investigate a host of tools commonly used by large retailers and brands, including but not limited to US EPA’s DfE, GreenScreen, GreenSuite, GreenWERCS, SciVera, and GoodGuide. Participants in this workshop will walk away with a deeper understanding of the suite of available tools; their scope; and the type of questions they should be asking of their tool suppliers moving forward to help manage chemicals and risk. In addition to chemical hazard, exposure and risk capabilities, participants will better understand software usability, integration with other business systems, and other factors to consider when deciding what framework or software solution best meet a company's needs. The session will include case studies of the results these tools generate when evaluating chemicals commonly used is consumer products. Reports prepared by the authors on this subject will be available at the session.
  4. 4. Tutorial Agenda (9-noon) 9am Introductions & Meet the Speakers 9:15 Discussion - What Are We Looking for in Chemical Evaluation Tools? 9:30 Tools Report Reviews ◦ 32 Chemical Evaluation Tools Review – Kingsbury ◦ Sustainable Chemicals Management Software Review – Greiner 10:40 Break 11:10 Tools Report Reviews Cont. ◦ 7 Chemical Hazard Screening Comparison & Exposure Feasibility Pilots – Mason 11:45 What Are We Looking for in Chemical Evaluation Tools?... revisited… what’s important and how can we all work to improve all tools?
  5. 5. Target Stores Recent Announcement 50 % of a products score comes from a “list based” chemical hazard scheme administered by GoodGuide using the PurView ‘tool’ Another 20% comes from chemical ingredient transparency
  6. 6. Walmart – Announces Chemicals Policy Walmart, articulates its Chemicals Policy in a move to improve the sustainability of the products it sells. Program administered by the WERCs (a UL company) and their “tool”
  7. 7. Speaker Background - Tony Kingsbury Current: Chemicals & Plastics Sustainability, Consulting Practice 5 years: Executive-in-Residence @ UC Berkeley, taught graduate level sustainability classes & ran multidisciplinary sustainability center (Business, Engineering, Chemistry, Natural Resources, Public Health, etc.) ~ 30 years Dow Chemical: Experience ◦ Production Engineer ◦ Product Development ◦ Public Policy … Wash DC, Brussels, Beijing, etc. ◦ Environmental Affairs ◦ Sustainable Plastics & Chemistry ◦ Global Sustainability ◦ Value Chain Sustainability Engagement Lead… Walmart ◦ Corporate Sustainability Goal Owner: Breakthroughs to World Challenges
  8. 8. Speaker Background – Tim Greiner Current: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Pure Strategies, Inc. Pure Strategies Co-founder and Managing Director, has pioneered approaches to building environmental and social integrity into products, brands, and businesses. His experience spans the spectrum from developing corporate strategy for multinationals, designing product sustainability programs, creating strategies to transform supply chains and fostering collaborative mechanisms to lift the sustainability performance of entire industries. Experience ◦ Degrees in Environmental Policy and Business (MIT) and Materials Science (RPI) ◦ Founding member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Planners Assoc. ◦ Founder of the Cape Ann Climate Change Network ◦ Research Associate at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production ◦ Process Engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor ◦ Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance as Project Dir. & Chief Engineer.
  9. 9. Speaker Background – Ann Mason Current: Senior Director, American Chemistry Council Where she works on value chain opportunities related hazard and exposure tools, technical outreach to various consensus group (including the USGBC Supply Chain Optimization WG) and manages a chemical product group. ~ 40 years experience ◦ Science, Health & Environmental Protection ◦ Chemicals Management ◦ Educational & Professional Training in Biology, Chemistry & International Policy ◦ Standards Development ◦ Consensus Dialogues ◦ Program management ◦ Regulatory & Legislative Advocacy ◦ Policy Formulation & Analysis ◦ Networking & Coalition Building ◦ Research, Etc.
  10. 10. Evaluation of 32 decision-support tools used to screen and prioritize chemicals PUBLISHED IN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT NOVEMBER 6, 2014
  11. 11. TOOLS
  12. 12. Tools Evaluated List of Tools (see right) ◦ From various industry sectors, for profit companies, government, academia, non- profits and NGOs ◦ Some linked to certification Evaluated the tools based on a variety of questions regarding the development, function, and application of the tool ◦ # of hazard endpoints? ◦ Transparency? ◦ Cost? ◦ Structure of the managing organization? Focused on hazard and exposure assessment components ACC Prioritization Tool BOMcheck CHAMP ChemHAT Chemical Assessment and Ranking System (CARS) Chemical Data Access Tool CleanGredients® Comp Tox COSHH Cradle-to-Cradle® Design for the Environment (Safer Choice) DuPont’s Chemical Screening Visualization Tool EcoLogo™ EPEAT Goodguide GreenGlobes GreenGuard Greenlist™ GreenScreen ™ GreenSeal™ GreenSuite® GreenWercs™ Healthy Building Network/Pharos iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index Tool Living Building Challenge Lowell Center for Sustainable Production AA Framework NSF ACS-GCI Standard 355 Report RISKOFDERM Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Stoffenmanager Substitute it Now (SIN) Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA)
  13. 13. TOOLS INACTIVE… CHAMP & CARS
  14. 14. CHARACTERIZATION CATEGORIES
  15. 15. Characterization Categories Because the tools varied widely with respect to their intended uses and purpose… we segmented them into 5 categories: 1. Screening & Prioritization 2. Database 3. Hazard Assessment 4. Exposure & Risk Assessment 5. Certification & Labeling
  16. 16. Categories of Tools and Frameworks Screening and Prioritization: Tools and Frameworks that were specifically created for assisting in prioritization decisions. These will generally have an output that allows for comparison across chemicals with similar functionalities. According to our analysis, the following tools were identified as having screening and/or prioritization capabilities of single chemicals. Database: A web-based tool (typically) that allows for querying of a product or chemical. This applies to any tool that has a collection of information, whether it is a regulatory lists or MSDS. Tools containing databases were included in this category. Hazard Assessment: Any tool that can generate output related to the potential health hazard of a chemical or product. This hazard output may also be part of a certification or standards compliance process. Tools with hazard assessment capabilities comprised the majority of the programs we evaluated.
  17. 17. Categories of Tools and Frameworks Continued Exposure and Risk Assessment: Any tool capable of quantifying the expected exposure of an individual based on chemical or product-specific information. These tools are strict risk assessment tools in the traditional sense. They have the capacity to predict risk based on a combination of hazard and exposure data (modeled or collected). Certification and Labeling: Eco-labels and the supporting certification programs in the traditional sense. These tools provide a positive outcome for the user. The labels signify that the chemical or product comply with certain criteria.
  18. 18. CRITERIA SCORING POTENTIAL
  19. 19. Ranking / Evaluation Methodology Results repeatable Can be applied to other tools * Scoring ◦ Total of 100 possible points across 12 scoring criteria Hazard endpoints based on NSF/ANSI 355 sustainability reporting standard Average combined score was 50 out of 100 * Highest combined score was 77… since the original study, SciVera Lens exceeded this score
  20. 20. Scoring Criteria... 100 pts total √Hazard or Hazard & Exposure √Hazard Endpoints Considered (15) + Plus Bonus pts √List based verses Criteria based (more pts for going beyond lists) √Data Gap Provisions √Chemicals Available for Assessment √Review Process √Transparency √Ease of Use √Accessibility / Cost √Exposure Parameters included √Rubustness of Exposure Parameters
  21. 21. Results  Only 4 tools received the maximum score of 10 for assessing both Hazard and Exposure  21 tools utilized a criteria based assessment (9 used lists)  Clear opportunity exists to add or improve the exposure portion of most hazard tools  Other areas for improvement existed in how most tools deal with: ◦ Data gaps ◦ Review Process
  22. 22. Results Continued  High Ranking Screening & Prioritization Tools:  Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA)  Stoffenmanager  Lowell Center (LCSP) AA Framework  GreenSuite
  23. 23. Results Continued  High Ranking Hazard Assessment Tools User-Modifiable GreenWERCS GreenSuite Fixed Criteria Design for the Environment (DfE) GreenScreen iSUSTAIN
  24. 24. Results Continued  High Ranking Exposure & Risk Assessment Tools RISKOFDERM Stoffenmanager Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA)
  25. 25. Results Continued  High Ranking Databases  GreenSuite  RISKOFDERM  High Ranking Certification & Labeling Tools  Design for the Environment (DfE)… NOW “Safer Choice”
  26. 26. Results Top 5 scoring tools overall: 1. Stoffenmanager (77) 2. TRA (73) 3. LCSP (70) 4 tie: GreenSuite (68.5) tie: RISKOFDERM (68.5) Note: Since this original study, SciVera Lens was also evaluated and scored higher than any of these tools
  27. 27. Paper Available Integrated Assessment and Environmental Management (new SETAC journal) Title: Chemical Assessment State of the Science: Evaluation of 32 decision-support tools used to screen and prioritize chemicals Give a card and I will send it to you.
  28. 28. Thanks to my Co-authors Alison Gauthier Mai Fung Julie Panko Angela Perez Kristen Hitchcock Tyler Ferrancini Jennifer Sahmel Amber Banducci Megan Jacobsen Anders Ablemann Erin Shay 10/29/2013 28 Thanks to Cardno ChemRisk & ACC for funding the research
  29. 29. Thank You! & Questions 10/29/2013 29 Tony Kingsbury Chemicals & Plastics Sustainability Consulting tony@tkingsbury.com
  30. 30. UP NEXT Sustainable Chemicals Management Software: A Pure Strategies Review of tools for managing chemicals in products TIM GREINER
  31. 31. What are We Looking for in a Chemical Evaluation Tool?... revisited What’s important and how can we all work to improve all tools? Important? Improvements?

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