Enabling manufacturers to meet their EHS vision

with innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions.

Georjean L. Adams has published and spoken on topics of interest to businesses concerned with their environmental performance and reputation. Topics include:

  • TSCA
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Marketing Claims
  • Product Stewardship
  • REACH
  • Green Lean Manufacturing

Resources Library

Browse the resources library — here you can purchase valuable EHS materials and access free downloads on some of the industry’s most important topics.

  • Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 2.09.06 PMComponents of an EHS Strategy

    This document highlights fundamental steps necessary to achieve continuous improvement and progress toward your EHS goals.

    EHS Program Strategies Links

    International Council of Chemical Associations Responsible Care Initiative: This site offers information used by chemical companies worldwide, including policies and documents providing guidance to achieve responsible EHS management.

    American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® InitiativeThis site offers information used by US chemical companies, including policies and documents providing guidance to achieve responsible EHS management.

    The Latest EHS Program Strategies News: Read the latest EHS Program Strategies news on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

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    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 2.09.06 PMTSCA Enforcement Article

    Noncompliance with TSCA regulations can result in extraordinary fines, suspension of operations, and/or criminal violations. View this resource to get a clear idea of how serious TSCA penalties can be and why sustainable compliance programs are important to you and your business.





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    TSCA Links

    TSCA Quick Links to Regulations and EPA GuidanceThe TSCA Quick Links table directs you to resources that help you better understand TSCA regulations and avoid confusion. The links in this simple, organized matrix quickly connect you to regulations and guidance in both the TSCA Guide and on external government sites.

    Latest TSCA NewsRead about the latest TSCA news on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

  • supply-thumbREACH: Protecting Your Supply Chain

    This presentation highlights ways to meet European customer needs with REACH, as previously presented for the Minnesota Trade Office, the US Dept. of Commerce, and EHS Strategies clients.





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    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 2.09.06 PMEHS Strategies Summary of Things to Do Now

    This document quickly highlights important information to know about REACH and explains what you need to do immediately if you export to Europe.

     

    REACH Links

    European Union REACH SiteThis site offers numerous guidance documents and webinars, to help understand this massive, evolving new program.

    Guidance in a NutshellThe European Chemical Agency has prepared shorter, more concise guidance documents to explain how REACH works.
    European Chemicals Agency NavigatorUse this site to work through yes/no questions and identify your REACH responsibilities. Remember to think like an EU importer of your product when answering questions.

    Candidate List of Substances of Very High ConcernBe familiar with new listings – > 0.1% of an SVHC triggers downstream communication and possible agency notification. Final Substances of Very High Concern require Authorization for continued use.

    The Latest REACH News: Read about the latest REACH news on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

  • prmProduct Risk Management Diagram

    See this conceptual diagram developed by Georjean L. Adams with the Chemical Manufacturers Association (now American Chemistry Council) that describes the responsibilities companies have for product stewardship.





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    prProduct Development with Life Cycle Thinking

    Principles described in this document help product developers understand how they can incorporate EHS considerations in the design and support of products for good stewardship and market advantage.





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    Product-Stewardship-1Product Stewardship Brochure

    This brochure includes a diagram and descriptions of the full breadth of sound product stewardship practices.

     

    Product Stewardship Links

    10 Principles of Responsible Product StewardshipThis article by Georjean L. Adams describes key principles of product stewardship that apply to each party involved with a product during its life cycle.

    Responsible Care® Product Safety CodeLearn about The American Chemistry Council’s new Product Safety Code under Responsible Care® and how it addresses product stewardship.

    Thoughts on Product StewardshipRead product stewardship thoughts on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

    Product Stewardship SocietyResources, professional development, and networking opportunities to individuals who have a role in​ product stewardship and sustainability.

  • sustainDoing Your “Thing” More Sustainably

    Presented at the 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting on March 22, 2010, this presentation by Georjean L. Adams highlights ways to make your company more sustainable.





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    envGreening Your Supply Chain

    This presentation by Georjean L. Adams describes how to work with your supply chain, both upstream and downstream, to help them improve their operations and products, thus helping you to achieve your product stewardship goals.





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    posterInternal Challenges in Adopting Sustainable Chemistry Within a Firm

    This poster illustrates internal business challenges on the path to sustainability, presented at the American Chemical Society/American Institute of Chemical Engineering Workshop on Incentives and Barriers to the Adoption of Sustainable Chemistry, April 9, 2008 by Georjean L. Adams.





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    paperOvercoming Nontechnical Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Solutions in Industry

    This article in Environmental Science & Technology, authored by Georjean L. Adams and multiple others, talks about challenges in implementing sustainable solutions. [Published in 2009, 43 (12), pages 4221-4226]

     

    Sustainability Links

    World Business Council on Sustainable DevelopmentThis site offers numerous resources and tools for businesses working toward sustainability.

    EPA Lean ToolkitsAvailable on this site are EPA guides on how environmental issues can be addressed with lean manufacturing tools.

    Thoughts on SustainabilityRead more about sustainability on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

  • susMeet Sustainability Goals Using a Framework for Life Cycle Review of Products

    This presentation by Georjean L. Adams, shown at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 27, 2007, highlights how sound life cycle management can help companies become more sustainable.





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    lcmLife Cycle Management (LCM) Diagrams

    These conceptual diagrams show how life cycle thinking fits into the flow of supply, manufacture, use, and disposition of products.

     

    Life Cycle Management Links

    Life Cycle ThinkingRead more about life cycle management on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.

    IC2 Alternatives Assessment GuideThis link connects you to the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse guidance and references for seeking safer chemical alternatives using life cycle thinking.

  • envEnvironmental Marketing Claims

    This presentation by Georjean L. Adams covers ISO standards, US government guidelines, and good practices for making environmental marketing claims.





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    greenOpportunities and Challenges of Making it “Green”

    This 2011 presentation to the Product Development and Development Association, MN Chapter talks about sound practices when marketing environmentally preferred products.





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    Adding Value Through Green Chemistry Video

    View this presentation by Georjean L. Adams regarding the opportunities and challenges involved with making environmental claims.

    Environmental Marketing Claims Links

    FTC Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing ClaimsThis site lists and explains enforceable US advertising guidelines on the proper use of claims like “biodegradable,” “recyclable” and “environmentally friendly”.

    Canadian Guide on Environmental ClaimsThis site describes Canadian government guidelines and best practices regarding acceptable “green” claims.

    The Latest Environmental Marketing Claims NewsRead news and thoughts regarding environmental marketing claims on the Life Cycle Thinking blog.





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