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IHS Chemical Inventory Greening Solutions

Tool Category

Third-party Evaluation Tools

At a Glance

IHS Chemical Inventory Greening Solutions evaluates chemical products for their human health and environmental impacts, ranks these products, and suggests alternatives that have been approved by a qualified third party such as the EPA Design for Environment program, EcoLogo, or Green Seal.

Manufacturers and retailers can then strategically eliminate or replace products based on their chemical impacts, and select more favorable ones.

Tool Website(s)

global.ihs.com/news/temp/otc-2010/Chemical%20Inventory%20Greening.pdf

Tool Owner/Sponsor

IHS

Type of Entity

For profit

Focus of Evaluation

Substances, products, companies/product lines

Product Stage of Life Evaluated

Raw materials, manufacturing, consumer use, end of life

Impact(s) Evaluated

Ecological health, human health, worker health and safety

Tool Description

The Chemical Inventory Greening Solutions helps companies identify safer alternatives to chemicals of concern in supply chains. Using the IHS ecoAnalysis™ comprehensive software tool, chemical products can easily and quickly be evaluated by use category, and data can be sorted and analyzed by cost and hazard ranking (human and environmental) using complex algorithms and multiple endpoints. Product details are illustrated in graphs that allow for evaluation of new products versus current products, provide relative rankings for simplified decision-making, and identify third-party certified alternatives including - including products with the following labels: U.S. EPA Design for Environment (DfE), EcoLogo, or GreenSeal.

With these data a company can strategically eliminate or replace products based on chemical impacts, and select more favorable products. Users can measure results by tracking and reporting efforts, and by generating progress reports related to chemical impacts of specific products and product types.

Product Categories

All Sectors

Tool Requirements

Suppliers must submit compliance data and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for chemical product ingredients.

Cost of Tool

Pricing is based on the services required, which may include implementation support, field services, and software training.

Evaluation Frequency

Ongoing

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths: IHS' ecoAnalysis™ software tool can evaluate chemical products by use category, sort and analyze data by cost and hazard ranking, compare products, and present third-party certified alternatives.

Similar Tools that Serve the Same Industry or Product Category

GreenWERCS™, SciVera Lens™, 3E GPA™

For More Information

www.ihs.com/environmental-health-safety-sustainability/index.htm

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