The c-MAP Programme within Chem-MAP enables Chemical Manufacturers to become certified to ZDHC Conformance levels:
Chem-MAP is a ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard and was one of the first verification systems to offer Level 3 MRSL conformance, the highest level of ZDHC conformity.
Chemical manufacturers that engage with c-MAP on the route to ZHDC Level 3 conformance are required to undertake three key modules:
Module 1: MRSL Testing of Chemical Formulations
Upon chemical manufacturer engagement to the ZDHC Chemical Module and the Gateway listing of their commercial chemical portfolio, chemical formulators are effectively making a self-declaration that their products are conformant to the ZDHC MRSL (achieving Level 0 conformance).
Within a 2-year period, chemical manufacturers are required to enrol with a ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard to increase their conformance rating.
A requirement of all c-MAP conformance level awards is MRSL testing of chemical formulations. An intelligent product selection is made from the ZHDC Gateway listed sales items and a proportion are selected for testing against the ZDHC MRSL:
*Please note these numbers are subject to change, depending on the minimum number of products uploaded and level of risk assigned. A minimum of 25 chemical formulations will be selected for MRSL testing (10 to FULL MRSL and 15 to RISK ASSESSED MRSL – if fewer we will test all).
Module 2: On-site Chemical Management Audit(s)
On the c-MAP route to Level 3 certification, chemical companies must also undertake an on-site Chemical Management Audit of their primary chemical manufacturing facility (multiple site audits are also available). During the on-site audit the following parameters are reviewed:
Module 3: Supply Chain Transparency
The final aspect reviewed during c-MAP Level 3 certification is supply chain transparency. During this module the verification of suppliers and subcontractor management processes is reviewed by two method
Supply Chain Transparency Evaluation
An on-site review and benchmarking exercise (conducted alongside the Module 2: Chemical Management Audit
MRSL Testing of Raw Materials
Raw materials – the chemicals used in the formulation of commercial formulated chemicals
10% of the raw materials (used in the formulation of the chemical company’s ZDHC Gateway portfolio), will undergo ‘smart testing’, based on a selection of chemical risk groups associated with specific chemical classes
c-MAP provides a tiered approach to support with implementing responsible chemical management, to reduce risk within upstream supply chains and also enables recognition of those who already manage risk within a credible way. Thereby enabling downstream users of chemistry to make responsible upstream choices, in a holistic approach to sustainable chemical management.
Begin your route to responsible chemistry with Chem-MAP. If you would like to achieve Level 3 Chem-MAP Certification through the c-MAP Programme, contact the Chem-MAP team at Eurofins | BLC today.
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