Through supply chain management and product design, Staples, a leading office products provider, continues to demonstrate its commitment to moving toward products that are safer and more sustainable. As part of its commitment to help ensure a healthy environment for future generations, Staples seeks to avoid the use of hazardous substances, transition to safer product alternatives, and prefer chemicals that have been designed using green chemistry principles.
Presenter: Roger McFadden Vice President, Senior Scientist Staples, Inc.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals and one user’s experience. The GreenScreen is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment that is currently used by a growing number of large manufacturers of products ranging from chemicals to electronics, apparel and footwear. That user is Hewlett Packard (HP) who has been a leader in using comparative chemical hazard assessment, specifically the GreenScreen, to identify safer alternatives to chemicals of concern in their global material supply chain.
A company may enjoy short-term success by eliminating a particular toxic compound and substituting a safer alternative. But, as an old African proverb says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Companies are finding next-level success through increasing collaboration with non-profits, academia, government agencies, and - in particular – their suppliers. By building the right foundation for supply chain engagement you can increase the likelihood of mutual success and reduce your resource investment, but how do you begin?