Chemical Management Audits

What is a Chemical Management Audit and who should have one?

The responsible management of chemicals is a critical element of sustainable business practice with brands and retailers becoming increasingly concerned about the upstream chemical inputs into materials, and the impact on both people and the environment.

Brands and retailers, manufacturers and chemical or material suppliers could all benefit from a Chem-MAP® Chemical Management Audit to inform their management of chemicals throughout the whole supply chain. A thorough and accurate audit can provide you with assurance that your suppliers are;

  • Complying with ZDHC objectives
  • Minimising MRSL and RSL failures
  • Maximising worker safety
  • Reducing the risk of product and material contamination

What is involved in a Chemical Management Audit?

The Chem-MAP® team will conduct an independent on-site audit of your chemical management systems. This audit focuses on your processes and the effectiveness of their implementation at all levels of the supply chain.

The Chem-MAP® auditor will look at your processes and the effectiveness of their implementation in the global supply chain, including; 

  • Structure and content of the chemical management policy
  • Alignment of policy with corporate philosophies
  • Scope of materials tested
  • Scope of testing and limits
  • Frequency of testing
  • Due diligence on the finished product
  • Failure management and corrective action
  • Effectiveness of the communication of policy and process
  • Material procurement
  • On-boarding process for new suppliers or materials
  • Policy review process and frequency
  • Future proofing (changes in industry direction and or legislation)
  • Global perspectives
  • Completion of recommended actions from previous Chem-MAP® audit where applicable

Why Chem-MAP®?

The Chem-MAP® team includes chemists, consultants and regulatory experts who have a proven track record of successful collaboration with many global brands on chemical management audits. We can work with Brands, retailers, manufacturers, and chemical or material suppliers, across various material types including leather, textiles, synthetics, and hardware. We also recommended an annual re-audit to monitor ongoing compliance and improvements.

Contact the Chem-MAP Team

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Complete the contact form below and one of our chemical experts will aim to respond within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

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