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IC2-GC3 Webinar: 5 Things You Can Do to Select Safer Chemicals for Your Company’s Product Formulations
October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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?
In this webinar, Joe Rinkevich, the President of Scivera, presented 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.
Scivera provides software solutions for consumer products brands and their suppliers to make more informed and safer chemicals decisions. Joe Rinkevich 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.