Public Policies

Policy Highlights

California Safer Consumer Product Regulations

After years of development - the regulations are final and moving on to implementation. See:

Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform

The proposed reform bill, Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), struggles to provide actual improvements to TSCA.

State Attorneys General critique CSIA for undermining state initiatives like the California Safer Consumer Product regulations.

BizNGO and American Sustainable Business Council make the business case for TSCA reform that enhances human health and the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for Environment (DfE) program

The U.S. EPA's DfE program demonstrates how to reduce risk by using inherently safer chemicals through its DfE Label and Alternatives Assessment Program.



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.