Safe Chemistry

Safe Chemistry

Safe ChemistryChemistry plays an essential role in the products and technologies we use every day, from vital ingredients in consumer products to raw materials in manufacturing processes. These chemicals must be produced and used in ways that protect human health and the environment.




The Science Behind Sustainability

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Clariant Innovates Highly Effective, Low-Carbon Footprint Surfactants for Personal Care and Cleaning Products

Sustainability Challenge:

Climate conscious companies are seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of the raw materials they use and the processes in their value chain.

Chemistry Solution:

Clariant has developed a broad range of sugar-based surfactants that perform as well as existing solutions, with lower emissions profiles.

Sustainability Benefit:

Low-carbon glucamides surfactants generally result in a smaller carbon footprint from cradle to gate by requiring fewer processing steps than existing alternatives.

Chemours EVOLVE 2030

Chemours EVOLVE 2030 Provides a Science-Based, Data-Driven Approach to Evaluate Product Sustainability Impacts

Sustainability Challenge:

Companies are seeking ways to improve, enhance and evaluate their sustainability performance.

Chemistry Solution:

Chemours developed the EVOLVE 2030 methodology to evaluate its product portfolio and new product development pipeline using a data-driven, science-based approach.

Sustainability Benefit:

The EVOLVE 2030 methodology is helping Chemours meet its goal that 50 percent or more of its products make a specific contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Afton Initiative Enhances Transparency for Product Hazard Communications

Sustainability Challenge:

Manufacturers that use chemical products often need comprehensive information on hazards and risks so that they can use chemicals safely.

Chemistry Solution:

Afton Chemical undertook a comprehensive review of hazard data for its products to enhance transparency for product safety information.

Sustainability Benefit:

By transparently providing hazard information and environmental, health and safety data for the products it manufactures, Afton's customers can more fully assess risks and understand how to use its products safely.

FarmField-Sustainability

FMC’s Product Assessment Tool Provides a Comprehensive, Transparent Way to Evaluate Product Sustainability

Sustainability Challenge:

A growing global population depends on safe and environmentally sustainable products to increase the world food supply and food security.

Chemistry Solution:

FMC's Product Stewardship and Sustainability Assessment Tool enables the company to evaluate products throughout their life cycle with a focus on enhancing sustainability and reducing its environmental footprint.

Sustainability Benefit:

By continually evaluating ingredients and sharing information, FMC is enhancing the safe and sustainable use of agricultural products.

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BASF’s Approach for Assessing Safety of Chemical Products

Sustainability Challenge:

Consumers want to know that chemical ingredients in the products they use are safe.

Chemistry Solution:

BASF applies a comprehensive approach to assess the safety and overall sustainability of the more than 60,000 chemistry products it manufactures.

Sustainability Benefit:

By undertaking a thorough sustainability and safety assessment for all of its products, BASF can accelerate development of sustainable products and technologies.

Responsible Care® Product Safety Code: A Commitment to Chemical Safety

Sustainability Challenge:

Consumers have questions about the safety of chemicals in the products they use every day.

Chemistry Solution:

Chemists at ACC member companies evaluate chemical products for safety and environmental impacts, and adjust uses and formulations based on the latest scientific findings.

Sustainability Benefit:

Consumers can have greater confidence in the products they use each day.


Chemistry in Action

Personal Care Products

A Commitment to Chemical Product Safety

The Responsible Care® Product Safety Code can help consumers feel confident in the safety of the products they use every day.

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How the Products of Chemistry Help Keep People Safe

The business of chemistry helps create the products that help keep us safe - in our homes, at work, at play, on the road and even on the battlefield.