ChemScore ranks the world’s top 50 chemical producers on their work to reduce their chemical footprint. The ranking was developed in order to provide investors with better information to assess which companies have strong chemicals management strategies, and which do not.
The organisation behind ChemScore is the NGO International Chemical Secretariat – ChemSec. Since it was founded in 2002, ChemSec has been driving the change to safer chemicals, for example by administering the SIN List, and by working with big brands like Apple, IKEA, Lego and H&M to identify and reduce hazardous chemicals in consumer products.
ChemSec is also very active in the policy arena and advocates progressive chemicals legislation to reduce the negative health and environmental effects of hazardous chemicals. In addition, ChemSec advises investors to take chemical criteria into account when investing in sustainable companies, to safeguard future profits.
ChemSec has received funding from the Swedish EPA for the development of ChemScore, but is fully responsible for the output.