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Peter Gregory

Peter Gregory

Consultant

Vert-Tex

Introducing Chem-MAP – a new system to verify upstream chemical formulations

Chemicals in final product have long been a concern which brands have addressed via restricted substances testing (RSL). However, the shortcomings of this approach have become more apparent over recent years and it is now recognised that addressing chemicals as raw material inputs (input stream management) allows the risk of failures to be significantly reduced or eliminated.

Consequently, the launch of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Groups (now Foundations) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (the ZDHC MRSL) was a major landmark. Of particular note, is that it was intended to be a single list, supported by a number of globally significant brands and setting limits on a range of substances to be managed within the chemical formulations supplied by chemical manufacturers to raw material processors.

However, verification of conformance is a complex challenge especially when considering the fragmented nature of the global supply chain. BLC recognised an industry need for a certification system to enable chemical manufacturers and their formulations to be assessed comprehensively yet with sufficient flexibility to allow some level of certification to almost any company truly committed to the goals of the ZDHC MRSL.

This Chem-MAP presentation will outline the system and show how it connects to the different levels of ZDHC MRSL conformance.

 

About Peter Gregory

Peter has worked with chemical manufacturers for almost 45 years, including Chemische Industrie Basel (Ciba) based in Switzerland, and later for the international company Huntsman Textile Effects.

Peter returned to the UK in March 2017 where he is currently consulting to brands and BLC. Peter’s consultancy work is based on his passionate commitment to improving the management of chemicals within the whole supply chain, and thus reducing impacts to both human health and the environment.

Peter was born in England and is a Chartered Colourist. He has received the President’s Diploma of Honour from the Society of Dyers and Colourists. He also has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Salford and a Management Diploma from the Open University in the UK.

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