05 Mar '12, 2pm

The Business Case for Product Sustainability

Equally important is the ability to identify material substitutes for the product, the packaging, or even the substances used in the manufacturing process. The role that EH&S professionals can play here is to provide the tools and the data to pre-screen materials during the early stages of the product lifecycle to identify potential environment, health, and market risk. For example, it may be meaningful to compare your product ingredients or raw materials against the SIN (Substitute It Now) list, which names substances likely to be restricted or banned in Europe and other countries in upcoming years. As such, the production and use of these substances contains both a market and financial risk which can be prevented with the right data and tools. At the end of the day, working with the product and marketing teams to accelerate the successful commercialization of products is...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/03/05/the-busines...

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