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FMD™: A Defining Step on the Pathway to Safer Products

You can also download the presentation PDFs: James Connelly's and Edward Pavia's.

Northwest Green Chemistry and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) cohost a webinar focused on disclosure, assessment and optimization of chemicals, materials and products.

For manufacturers and suppliers, understanding what chemicals are being used in your supply chain is a critical first step to achieving safer products and processes. This is accomplished by defining the full ingredients list, including inadvertent contaminants, and assessing all ingredients for chemical hazards.  From this foundation, businesses will be prepared for diverse sustainable practices, including meeting internal policies, informing decision-making for product design and development, qualifying for a range of standards and ecolabels, and meeting new and evolving procurement requirements in multiple global sectors (e.g. textiles, building products, cleaning products, children’s products, electronics, hospitality services, and hospital procurement).

James Connelly from ILFI describes their efforts in this space, with a focus on the Living Product Challenge, and talks about how ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure™ (FMD™) is being adapted to their program. Using FMD™ for the Living Product Challenge is an example of how existing tools and resources can be leveraged for use in product development and ecolabels and standards that lead to marketing advantages.

Edward Pavia walks through each step of ToxServices' FMD™ program, a streamlined and cost-effective approach for chemical hazard assessment and product optimization. Learn about the resources used, how to interpret the results and the diverse ways that this program can and is being used by leadership companies.