Green chemistry scoring
Through GreenWERCS, manufacturers can now drive greener formulations. GreenWERCS analyzes the composition of individual products using ingredient data to examine its potential impact on human health and the environment. It can utilize multiple and configurable pre-identified scoring and weighting algorithms to provide information on the chemical ingredients of the products and indicate whether or not they include:
- Bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs)
- Carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxicants (CMRs)
- Potential hazardous waste
- Probable endocrine disrupters
Once the product formulation is entered into the system, GreenWERCS provides a product’s ‘green score’ and a visual analysis on how its products rank and where the most immediate opportunities are to reformulate without hazardous chemicals. One of the most unique features of the GreenWERCS tool is the user-defined configuration. Because each organization has its own criteria for greener chemistry, GreenWERCS allows manufacturers to easily develop their own algorithms based on the organization’s sustainability requirements.