A Standards and Labels Analysis Tool from BASF (July 2012)
Updates and Sector News
German global chemicals company, BASF, produces thousands of products which in turn are constituents of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of products across most manufacturing sectors around the world. With the advent of voluntary and mandatory environmental and product safety labeling of consumer and industrial products in the 1990s and 2000s, the chemical giant devised an online tool to help navigate the often times confusing world of eco-labels. Over the last few years, this has developed into an online resource for its employees, customers and stakeholders. It contains a list of more than 200 commonly used environmental and safety standards, many of which have become de-facto requirements in the B2B, B2I and B2C sectors. The BASF team has organized background aspects, criteria and requirements of the standards and compiled the results in a searchable database. The tool is online (a user name and password are required following application).
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