Keeping up with compliance requirements in the chemicals sector is a never-ending task. The landscape is continually evolving and companies with chemical compliance needs are required to stay up-to-date with changes from a wide variety of sources.
In the coming years, actors in this field will be required to comply with increased scrutiny on environmental impact and sustainability criteria for their materials.
Companies are also being pushed to move beyond regulatory compliance with their chemical management programs and better understand the role that sustainable chemistry plays in product sustainability. Corporate sustainability goals, client demands, and NGO and consumer pressures are driving the need for holistic chemicals management strategies to:
- incorporate green chemistry principles
- drive chemical innovation
- build a proactive chemical policy
- understand feedstock risks
- transition to renewable or more resilient feedstocks
- go beyond compliance
Our chemical strategy will be one of the most comprehensive in the U.S. retail industry, including all Target-owned and national brand products and operations, not just formulated products.
Former VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target
Global chemical compliance services
Anthesis supports all aspects of EU REACH compliance. For companies manufacturing or using polymers within Europe, proposed changes to EU-REACH will see a new requirement to register these materials which were previously exempt from registration. Anthesis Group Sustainable Chemistry team have long experience of global polymer regulation, and work closely with our product sustainability teams in Apparel and Packaging to support clients to understand this changing regulatory environment
Outside of the EU and with a nearer deadline, more countries have implemented chemical inventories and companies will need to act to ensure that their activities in Turkey, Korea and the UK are operating within the latest regulation. Monitoring these changes and putting chemicals management plans into action is time-consuming and can be difficult for companies with limited specialist resource.
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Anthesis supports actors in all areas of the chemicals supply chain. From large EU-REACH consortia where multiple companies are required to work together to achieve compliance for similar substances in Europe, to SME’s with a small inventory looking to out-source all aspects of chemicals management.
Anthesis can manage specific compliance tasks in conjunction with your in-house regulatory teams (for example, acting as Only Representative (OR) for companies outside of Europe) or take on all aspects of chemicals management and allow you to focus on your core competence.
Anthesis has been involved with EU REACH regulation since its inception and has extensive experience in addressing registration issues, authorisations, preparing inquiries and registration dossiers either as part of assignments for consortia or for individual companies.
Global Chemistry Sustainability Services
- Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
- REACH Consortium Management
- Chemicals Management Strategies
- Green Claims
- Sustainable Procurement
- Substance-specific Issues
- Chemical Policy Development
- Restricted Substance List Creation
- Ingredient Transparency Strategies
- Sustainable Chemistry Innovation Support
- Feedstock Best Practices
- Green Chemistry Scoring Methodology Development
- Feedstock Certification Strategy Implementation
- ROHS (UK and EU)
- Planning for Korea and Turkey REACH
- UK REACH
- REACH-like Regulations
- Future Polymer Registration under EU REACH
- Microplastic Regulation and Restriction
- Hazard Communication
- Poison Centre Notification
- Responsible Sourcing
- Product Impact Assessments
- Materials Selection
- Compliance Audits & Management
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals
The Anthesis sustainable chemistry team has licensed GreenScreen Consultants both in the US and in the UK who have the breadth and depth of experience and expertise to support organisations in chemicals management.
They are trained and authorised to assess whether products meet the criteria for GreenScreen Certified and will work with clients to optimise their use of the GreenScreen tool.
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method of comparative Chemical Hazard Assessment that can be used for identifying chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives.
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