Business leaders integrate public policy engagement into their corporate programs.
Businesses praise bill to avoid chemicals of high concern to human health and the environment
(Somerville, MA) Business leaders today urged the U.S. Senate to pass the Protecting America’s Families from Toxic Chemicals Act of 2014. The bill just introduced by Senator Merkley (D-OR) would reduce chemicals that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBTs).
Note on our Policy Positions:
Participants in BizNGO are all working towards the use of safer chemicals in commerce. Reflecting the diversity of participants in the Working Group, we have a diversity of perspectives on government, NGO and industry initiatives. While BizNGO strives for consensus on all of its policy positions and all participants agree on the government policy issues we address, we may not achieve consensus on the specifics of every BizNGO policy statement.
What they're saying…
At Dignity Health we strive to align our purchases with our mission and values. We piloted the beta version of the Guide and found it tremendously helpful in implementing our chemicals policy. We are committed to benchmarking our progress, working with suppliers, and engaging in public policy initiatives that support human health and the environmen
Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Ecology Program Coordinator, Dignity Health
Clean Production Action is delivering the tools we need to create benchmarks for progress to safer chemicals and sustainable materials in a doable and pragmatic way that any business can implement.
Roger McFadden, Vice President and Senior Scientist, Staples, Inc.
The Plastics Scorecard demonstrates the ability of business and environmental health leaders to collaborate for the development of a clear roadmap to producing products with safer chemicals and sustainable plastics.