Introducing Chem-CHAT, a new informative bulletin from the Chem-MAP team. Supporting the objectives of the Chem-MAP programme, Chem-CHAT will provide a regular update of chemical related stories and services to support better understanding of the challenges relating to improved chemical management within the entire supply chain.
Chem-CHAT has a focus on leather, textile and synthetic materials, the information will provide current, and topical discussion around chemicals of concern and help to guide our reader to a better understanding of upstream chemical management, particularly the engagement of MRSL related activities. Information on stakeholder groups with a chemical agenda, such as ZDHC and AFIRM will also be highlighted.
Chem-MAP is a ZDHC approved MRSL verification system which is fully aligned with ZDHC objectives. Developed by Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd in partnership with Vert-Tex, Chem-MAP prevents harmful chemicals from entering the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chain, protecting workers, consumers, and the environment.
The Chem-MAP Programme is split into 3 programmes to service the entire supply chain. See the three programmes that Chem-MAP offers below.
For suppliers of chemicals, the c-MAP system offers 3rd party verification to both level 1 and level 3 of the ZDHC MRSL conformance standards, managed via the ZDHC Chemical Gateway. The c-MAP system offers full analytical MRSL testing (all MRSL analytes currently listed) to provide level 1 verification, and additional on-site auditing of the chemical manufacturer to provide level 3 verification.
Manufacturers of Materials
The application of m-MAP tools will support the implementation of a chemical management system (CMS) at a facility level. The Chem-MAP approved Manufacturer programme provides the building blocks of a best practice system that deals with all areas of chemical management. It includes procurement practices, supplier management, storage and use, disposal, air emissions and effluent treatment. Successful implementation of the programme leads to a m-MAP award for the manufacturer. The m-MAP system also supports capacity building through the provision of e-learning training modules and awards through the Chem-MAP Approved Technician (CAT) programme. The m-MAP system also rewards facilities for the use of verified MRSL compliant chemical formulations.
Brands and Retailers
The b-MAP system supports brands and retailers with chemical management within their material and product supply chains and encourages the development of responsible chemical management practices. The b-MAP programme is a benchmarking & gap analysis assessment around chemical management. Completion of the b-MAP programme will result in a scorecard and development framework.
Chem-CHAT will have news articles relating to all three of the programmes above in order for you to find out the most relevant information for your channel.
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If you would like more information on how Chem-MAP works or if you would like to contact one of the Chem-MAP team to start your journey with one of the Chem-MAP Programmes email email@example.com or call one of the team at +44(0) 1604 679999
Watch the Chem-MAP video to see how this new ZDHC approved MRSL verification programme is engaging all organisations in the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains to drive the use of responsible chemistry in the manufacture of consumer products.
Chem-MAP is a preventative system that protects businesses, workers, consumers and the environment, and rewards businesses that engage through certification, approved status, training and technical support. Chem-MAP offers three programmes which are specifically designed for chemical companies (c-MAP Programme), manufacturers (m-MAP Programme) and brands and retailers (b-MAP Programme).