In this paper the authors examine the potential for a new business modelthe chemical management service (CMS) modelto provide an innovative approach to chemical risk management. The paper primarily reflects the outcome of a joint Green Alliance/Chemical Strategies Partnership workshop held in February 2003 on the CMS model in the automotive and aerospace industries. The authors put forward a practitioners perspectiveusing case studies from a range of industry sectors to demonstrate the environmental and economic gains achieved as a result of implementing CMS programmes in the USA and Europe. They present a detailed examination of the potential benefits of this model, which can help chemical users and their CMS providers to more adequately assess risks. Following a discussion of the barriers to more widespread uptake of this approach, the authors make a series of recommendations to promote the CMS model within Europe.
Chemical Management Services: Greening the Supply Chain
by Jennie Oldham; Tom VottaMar 1, 2003