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Discover the SC Johnson Greenlist™ program’s scientific data collection process

The SC Johnson Greenlist™ Program Starts with Data: An Excerpt from Our 2017 Sustainability Report

SC Johnson’s Greenlist™ program is grounded by a rigorous, ongoing effort to collect best-in-class data. 
Sources for SC Johnson’s scientific data include the European Chemicals Agency and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. 
The Greenlist™ program is grounded by a rigorous, ongoing effort to collect best-in-class data about ingredients and their potential impact on human health and the environment. This includes reviewing supplier information and filling any gaps with publicly available, scientifically rigorous data.

Every ingredient is assessed against each of the criteria in our four-step evaluation. Hazard assessment is conducted by an external panel of experts that provides an unbiased scientific evaluation of each ingredient.

All of this is considered as we develop new products, or improve existing ones. Plus, we continually make updates as new science becomes available.
SC Johnson’s ingredient selection is based on unbiased scientific evaluation and data collection
Every part of the Greenlist™ program is based on best-in-class scientific data.

Supplier Information

Supplier information is data provided by suppliers on our raw material questionnaire and/or Safety Data Sheet. We check this data against that provided by other suppliers.

Publicly Available Data

Another data source is publicly available data from sources such as the following:

  • ECHA – European Chemicals Agency information on chemicals
  • TOXNET – U.S. National Institutes of Health’s database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases
  • eChemPortal – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development chemical substance property data
  • CA Prop 65 – California Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
  • INCHEM – International Programme on Chemical Safety site for chemical safety information from intergovernmental organizations
  • ToxCast/EDSP 21 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Endocrine Disruption Screening Program

Our assessment of the data collected takes into account:

  • Weight of evidence based on available data
  • Reliability and applicability of available data (e.g., Klimisch score)
  • Predictive estimates, which are estimates based on physicochemical properties, read-across from surrogate material, and/or structure-activity modeling

To understand the next step of SC Johnson’s Greenlist™ program, read how we set standards for safe.
2017 Sustainability Report
For more than 25 years, we’ve led our industry in transparency by publicly reporting SC Johnson’s environmental efforts and impact. Now, see our latest results.
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