ChemScore ranks the world’s top 50 chemical producers on their work to reduce their chemical footprint. It was developed in order to provide investors with better information to assess which companies have strong chemicals management strategies, and which that 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 advocate progressive chemicals legislation to reduce the negative health and environmental effects of hazardous chemicals. In addition, ChemSec advise investors to take chemical criteria into account when investing in sustainable companies, to safeguard future profits.
ChemScore 2021 has been made possible with funding from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.