25 Apr '11, 12pm

Walmart, HP, J&J Share Green Chemistry Supply Chain Strategy

Walmart, HP, J&J Share Green Chemistry Supply Chain Strategy

LOWELL, MA — The growing demand for safer products — whether from customers, manufacturers or governments — has led to more pressure on suppliers to reveal details about the chemicals they provide and to bring cleaner goods to market. With the likes of Nike, Johnson and Johnson, HP, Method and Herman Miller demanding more of their suppliers, the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council put together a guide explaining why companies want more information and how it can benefit the entire supply chain. The guide, "Meeting Customers' Needs for Chemical Data," is peppered with input from major companies about how they interact with chemical suppliers, with methods varying by what kind of business they are and what industry they're in. Walmart requires vendors of chemical products to disclose any chemicals they intentionally add though a third-party system, which then gives Walmart ...

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