Provide Safe and Effective Products for Consumers and the Environment
- Remove 100% of Chemicals of Concern from formulated products by 2020 and ensure timely elimination from acquired products.
- Fully disclose ingredients for all formulated products by 2020.
Four Step Safety Assurance Process
In order to provide safe and effective products, we have developed a four-step process that allows us to meet our consumers’ needs without risk to their health or environment. The following four steps are critical in moving towards removing Chemicals of Concern:
Evaluate the safety of each ingredient at its proposed concentration level, and check it against our Chemicals of Concern database. This database incorporates published regulatory lists as well as chemicals of concern as noted by our stakeholders.
Determine potential human exposure and evaluate the safety of proposed ingredients/product under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse conditions.
Develop a pre-market safety dossier on the finished product to ensure that all safety criteria are met prior to manufacture and prior to shipment to customers.
Conduct post-market surveillance and gather customer and consumer feedback.
From the earliest design stages to the end of consumer use, we explore ways to make improvements to the environmental sustainability of our product formulation and packaging. We partner closely with our suppliers to identify and execute these improvements. Today, much of our product packaging is made from post-consumer recycled materials and much of our packaging is recyclable. In 2017, we will be making changes to some of our packaging to increase the percentage of post-consumer recycled materials used.
We devote significant attention and care to transparently disclosing key ingredient and safety information for our products. Ingredient listings for all our formulated OTC, cosmetic, pet care, and cleaning products are available here. Information on the fragrances used in Church & Dwight products can be found here. Safety Data Sheets, primarily designed for businesses involved in the manufacture, transport and retail of our products are available here.
In 2015, Church & Dwight’s ARM & HAMMER™ BioEnzyme Power Liquid Laundry Detergent was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice label — a seal of approval that marks the product as a leader in environmental safety. As the U.S. EPA expands the Safer Choice program to more product categories, we will look to earn this certification for additional products.