Chemicals Management Tools - Outdoor Industry Association

Chemicals Management Tools

In order to ensure that products are safe throughout their life cycles, it’s imperative to have a clear understanding of the chemicals used throughout the manufacturing process. The following tools and resources can help companies get out in front of impending regulation and mitigate supply chain disruptions by improving chemicals management and integrating more sustainable chemistry practices throughout the supply chain.

Chemicals Management Tools and Resources

o   The Chemicals Management Module (CMM), developed by the OIA Chemicals Management Working Group, is organized around seven primary objectives; three levels of performance (foundational, progressive, and aspirational); and with content specific to stakeholder groups (brands, retails, chemical suppliers and other suppliers). The CMM bolsters the chemicals management component of the Higg Index, and can also be used by companies as a standalone guidance tool.