A report published by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) demonstrates the business advantages of pro-active positions on safer chemicals.
Companies with active safer chemicals strategies reduce risk to problem chemical ‘surprises’ of hidden liability, and generate long-term value through increased sales, brand reputation and better supply-chain management. A positive example of chemical disclosure is presented as Seagate disk drives, in which the PIN flame retardant DOPO is listed.
“New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains. Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales”, UNEP press release 10 Feb. 2017 http://web.unep.org/newscentre/new-report-makes-strong-business-case-using-safer-chemicals-products-and-supply-chains-0