Chemical Management and the Detox Campaign

Chemical Management and the Detox Campaign (CDMS)

Ensure that your products comply with the regulations on the safe use of chemicals

Ensure that your products comply with the regulations on the safe use of chemicals

The Importance of chemical management

Chemical management involves the establishment of a quality documentation system that ensures information dissimilation, traceability, awareness, standardization, safe practices and regulatory compliance. Through chemical management, organizations can monitor for preventive controls by putting down measurable objectives. These quality documentation and management systems enable companies to undertake regular checks for gap identification and analysis and, if found, devise plans to close existing gaps. This plan-do-check-act cycle encourages continuous improvement for organizations looking to detox their businesses.

The implementation of proper chemical management processes can give businesses a crucial edge in today’s environmentally conscious society. With a growing global imperative to cut down on corporate environmental damage, companies that take a serious stance on eradicating hazardous chemicals from their production processes can gain a competitive advantage over other less sustainable businesses. Ensuring good chemical management also safeguards the company’s regulatory obligations.

About the Chemical Management Detox Campaign (CDMS)

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous (ZDHC) program includes a collaboration of 22 signatory brands, 13 value chain affiliates, and seven associates. Together, they are working to support implementation of safer chemical management practices.

Greenpeace is campaigning to stop industry poisoning our water with hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals. The Detox campaign challenges top brands to make amends by working with their suppliers to eliminate all hazardous chemicals across their entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of their products.

Our chemical management services at a glance:

  • Chemical screening on chemical products
    TÜV SÜD offers a range of cost-effective chemical screening services to identify hazardous chemicals in products.
  • Chemical management audit and advisory
    Our experts are capable of conducting second or third party audits to check the effectiveness of existing quality systems in managing hazardous chemicals, as well as offering advice in setting up and improving such systems.
  • Waste water and sludge testing
    By sampling and testing waste water and sludge by-products of the manufacturing process, we can determine the presence of an established list of hazardous chemicals.
  • Chemical Data Management System (CDMS)
    The CDMS is a smart system with a core database that collects and analyses chemical test results. The CDMS also makes specific recommendations to improve the testing program while reducing cost.


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Chemical Management & the Detox Campaign

Chemical data management and the plan-do-check-act cycle of a chemical management system.

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Learn how the CDMS helps to reduce cost and to eliminate repetitive testing

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