Our 2015 Sustainability Goals: Product Safety Leadership
Our 2015 Sustainability Goals dictates that we will publish product safety assessments for all products.
The assessments cover topics such as basic hazards, use, risk and risk management.
The goals state that we also commit to the equivalent of REACH-like testing on all our products or product families whether they are sold directly in the European Union or not.
We make product safety assessments accessible to the public.
We committed to completing all evaluations, with third party process verification, on high priority products by 2010 and for all products by 2015.
Dow's Product Safety Leadership
For more than 75 years, Dow has had a program to assure that its products were safe for their intended use. The intent of the product safety leadership goal is to increase the public transparency of the processes and results of this work in order to increase public confidence.
Dow’s Product Safety Assessments
- Dow will conduct product risk characterizations for all of its products globally and initiate any risk management, including evaluation of potential for human exposure throughout the life cycle of Dow products.
- Dow will close gaps in hazard and exposure information to meet requirements to register a substance for compliance with REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) legislation.
- Dow will complete its work on high priority products by 2010 and for its remaining products by 2015. Dow will strive to update its product safety assessments in the future if significant new information becomes available.
- Dow will make its product safety assessments accessible to the public by providing a summary with detailed information links. Summaries will be written in as non-technical language as is possible and will cover topics such as basic hazards, risk and risk management.