Presentation: Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

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Presentation: Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

In part 2 of our on-demand presentation series from the Nov 11 Sustainable IT Summit, Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals. GreenScreen is an important tool for assessing the health and safety hazards of various chemical substances, including the non-halogenated flame retardants contained in TCO Certified products.

Of the thousands of chemicals currently available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment.

This week we will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit in 3 parts.

Part 1. The New Generation TCO Certified

What’s New? Criteria overview – Niclas Rydell, Certification Director TCO Development

Part 2. Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

Mark Rossi, Interim Executive Director, Clean Production Action

Part 3. Making Social Responsibility Matter in the global value chain

Niklas Egels-Zanden. Associate Professor, Director of Center for Business in Society, University of Gothenburg

Part 2. Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of determining these effects , and as part of TCO Certified , excluding the most hazardous substances from certified products.

“Of the 84,000 chemicals on the market today — many of which are in objects that people come into contact with every day — only about 1 percent of them have been studied for safety”
US Senator Frank Lautenberg, 2015
Take advantage of this expert knowledge in your sustainable IT planning. Purchasers, this is also a good time to review your IT Hardware contracts to include language that requests products that meet “the latest version of TCO Certified”. This way you can be sure the products you buy meet the New Generation TCO Certified, including the most updated sustainability criteria, backed up by third party verification.
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