The Chemicals Alternatives Assessment Protocol defines a clear decision logic for businesses to make real time decisions on identifying safer substitutions to toxic chemicals.
The BizNGO Alternatives Assessments Work Group developed the Commons Principles of Alternatives Assessment and focuses its work on real world applications of finding safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.
The Commons Principles are designed to guide a process for well informed decision making that supports the successful phase out of chemicals of concern with safer alternatives. The six Commons Principles are:
- Reduce hazard
- Minimize exposure
- Use best available information
- Require disclosure and transparency
- Resolve trade-offs
- Take action