The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has selected Toxnot, an Innosphere graduate company, as the software platform for the creation of Declare Labels. Toxnot is a chemical management innovator, enabling users to collect chemical data, compare chemical hazard profiles, optimize substance lists to produce ‘eco’ products and report on metrics. ILFI created Declare, the ingredients label for building products, to promote product transparency in the building industry. Declare Labels are used on building products to inform consumers of the origin of a product, the substances in it, and information about its fate at the end of its useful life. As the program has grown, ILFI sought a more scalable software platform to help manufacturers with their transparency initiatives.
The Declare labeling program, developed by ILFI in 2012, is the fastest growing standard for reporting on product transparency. With Toxnot powering the creation of Declare Labels, manufacturers can now easily upload and manage product data from corporate systems, flag against numerous chemical hazard and restricted lists, use Clean Production Action’s GreenScreen® List Translator™ scores, and preview their Declare Labels prior to submission. James Connelly, VP, Products + Strategic Growth, ILFI remarked “our partnership with Toxnot will allow companies to scale Declare simply and easily across entire product portfolios, soon making transparent disclosure standard practice for all manufacturing companies.”
ILFI staff members and third parties will use Toxnot to review Declare Label submissions with a streamlined web interface, greatly expediting the approval process. Bill Hoffman, Toxnot’s co-founder, and CTO, explains, “We’re excited to provide a secure and scalable technology platform to power the Declare labeling program. By streamlining the transparency process with software, we’re enabling more manufacturers to improve their products. Plus, ILFI members will have access to all the great features of Toxnot to manage and report on complex product and material libraries.”
Pete Girard, co-founder of Toxnot, foresees the partnership “accelerating the continued rise of Declare Labels, as manufacturers find the creation process more streamlined. Companies can also add Toxnot’s premium supplier data collection features to make supplier outreach easier for Declare as well as other sustainability initiatives.” Consumers want to know what is in their products; this integration provides manufacturers with a software service to provide chemicals transparency in the building industry.
ToxnotPBC is a technology company with a mission to improve health and sustainability across the global supply chain by streamlining the chemical transparency process. Toxnot provides an efficient system for manufacturers to gather supply chain data, gain insight into their hazard profiles, report on the results and create safer products. Organizations are able to automate transparency reporting and collect hazard information across their global supply chain, reducing risks. Toxnot scales from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, and is the only free source of searchable GreenScreen® List Translator scores. In 2017, Toxnot won the Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award.
About the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)
The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. ILFI is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. ILFI operates the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most ambitious performance standard. It is a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future. Declare is a nutrition label for products. It is also a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace. The Declare program meets the product reporting requirements of the Living Building Challenge and other green building certification programs.
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