Upcoming GC3 Webinar

5 Things You Can Do to Select Safer Chemicals for Your Company’s Product Formulations

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

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Many consumer products brands are implementing innovative steps to manage chemicals in product development and sourcing. These new steps allow you to better understand the human and environmental health characteristics of chemicals present in products and processes. Chemical list screening (regulatory, preferred, etc.) can be a useful first step toward flagging problematic or preferred chemicals. But what about chemicals not on lists? How do companies efficiently compare ingredients or formulations to select safer alternatives?

This webinar will present examples of specific steps companies are taking to objectively compare chemicals and formulations to measure, improve, and track selection and use of safer alternatives. These strategies, when implemented by brands and anticipated by chemical suppliers, can assist all participants in the consumer products supply chain in finding and selecting preferred chemicals.


Joe RinkevichJoe Rinkevich, President, Scivera

Joe leads product development and customer relationships for Scivera drawing on over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Joe has led successful startups and consulted to senior executives on how their business can generate lasting value by integrating environmental and sustainability strategy in all aspects of the enterprise. Without exception, this work has uncovered the need to empower professionals across many organizational functions with the reliable, cost-effective resources to make proactive decisions about product improvement, supplier relationships and product life cycle development. In addition to having worked with a range of corporations like Dell, Nike, Walmart, General Motors and DuPont, Joe also supports government and intergovernmental efforts on environment and sustainability as well as speaking and teaching at several universities and annual conferences.


About Scivera

Scivera provides software solutions for consumer products brands and their suppliers to make more informed and safer 
chemicals decisions.

For more information, visit www.scivera.com.


About the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2)

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) is an association of state, local, and tribal governments that promotes a clean environment, healthy communities, and a vital economy through the development and use of safer chemicals and products. The IC2’s goals are to:

  • Avoid duplication and enhance efficiency and effectiveness of agency initiatives on chemicals through collaboration and coordination
  • Build governmental capacity to identify and promote safer chemicals and products
  • Ensure that agencies, businesses, and the public have ready access to high quality and authoritative chemicals data, information, and assessment methods

The functions of the IC2 include:

  • Supporting health and environmental agencies with development and implementation of programs to promote use of safer chemicals and products
  • Supporting the development of alternatives assessment methods and identification of safer alternatives
  • Sharing data and information on use, hazard, exposure, and alternatives
  • Sharing strategies and outcomes on chemicals prioritization initiatives
  • Building the capacity of agencies by sharing materials, strategies, and trainings
  • Assisting agencies in meeting the relevant information needs of businesses, consumers, and the public

The IC2 is a program of the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA), which provides management and staff support for IC2 and serves as its fiscal agent.

For more information, visit www.theic2.org.