Marriott now requiring suppliers to assess ‘Chemical Footprints’

Marriott is one of the first companies signed up to the Chemical Footprint Project, whose assessment tool has been developed to provide a common metric for publicly benchmarking chemical use and management. “We recognize the challenge of moving to safer chemicals requires innovative solutions,” said Brad Colton, Marriott’s Senior Director of Strategic Projects and Global Procurement. “The Chemical Footprint Project’s focus on assessing and improving chemical management practices provides a way to engage our suppliers and drive improvement throughout our supply chain.” Currently it is the only tourism company involved.

 In Brief 

Companies using the Chemical Footprint Tool complete 20 questions in four key areas:

  1. Management: what are a company’s chemical policies and strategies;
  2. Inventory: how much a company knows about chemicals in its products;
  3. Footprint: what is a company’s chemical footprint and what steps are being taken to substitute toxic chemicals with safer alternatives;
  4. Disclosure: how much information on chemicals the company publicly discloses.

 In Depth 

  1. Read the original article on Sustainable Brands.
  2. Learn more about the Chemical Footprint Project on its website
  3. Download the report The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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