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Product Stewardship

Safe management of chemicals - tools supporting voluntary action

Product Stewardship

Tools in this category help companies set up and improve their chemicals management procedures. In line with (and going beyond) chemicals regulations, Product Stewardship addresses management of risks and improvement of the performance of a product in the fields of safety, health and the environment during its entire life cycle.

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Guide with Good Practices for Chemical Distributors - Product Stewardship

This guide, developed by the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc), supplements the joint Fecc/Cefic guidelines on Product Stewardship. Mainly aimed at chemical distributors, the guide provides examples of good Product Stewardship practices throughout the whole life cycle of chemical products.

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Product Stewardship in the Supply Chain

These guidelines on Product Stewardship in the Supply Chain, jointly developed by Cefic and the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc), describe how health, safety and environmental (HS&E) responsibilities can be shared between suppliers and distributors so that both deliver their Responsible Care and Product Stewardship commitments all along the product life cycle.

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Sustainability of products – What it’s all about!

Sustainability of products – What it’s all about!

This publication looks at the sustainability of chemicals and how chemicals can contribute to more sustainable products. Aimed particularly at smaller companies, it guides you through key concepts in product sustainability and gives tips on how to apply them in practice.


Contact: Véronique Garni

Chlorinated Solvents Product & Application Toolbox

This toolbox provides users of chlorinated solvents with information about the safe & sustainable use of these products.

It is built up as a self-explaining guide based on a simple decision tree of product applications to lead to the information on :

  • safe use
  • environmental protection
  • legislative requirements.

Colour-codes highlight use recommendations.

The content is based on the REACH Chemical Safety Assessment of the substances and also includes recommendations that go beyond the given legal framework.


GPS Guidance on Chemical Risk Assessment

This guidance has been developed to :support the Global Product Strategy (GPS) on the safe management of chemicals.

It is designed for developing regions and SMEs and provides step-by-step guidance to help companies with limited experience and resources to master the basic principles of risk assessment and risk management.

It helps companies getting closer towards implementing complex international standards, reducing the differences in the safe handling of chemicals substances between developing, emerging and industrialized countries.

Learn more about the GPS

Contact: Rachelina Baio

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

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Facts and Figures

The 2018 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

» Learn more about Facts and Figures

Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

» Learn more about Responsible Care