Gradient

EPA Safer Choice Profiler

Overview
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Overview

Gradient is a qualified third-party profiler of EPA's Safer Choice program, which helps consumers identify products with lower inherent hazard and more sustainable chemical ingredients.  Previously known as EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) label, the Safer Choice label may be found on many commercially available products used in households, schools, hotels, offices, and sports venues.  Some examples of Safer Choice-certified products include all-purposes cleaners, car-care products, carpet cleaning products, dish soaps, laundry products, odor removers, pet care products, window cleaners, floor care products, and many others.

Manufacturers interested in applying for the Safer Choice label would submit their product information to Gradient after entering into a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).  As a third-party profiler, we will evaluate the available hazard information for each product ingredient, compare our findings to the Safer Choice criteria, and generate a profile for each chemical.  For proprietary or trade-name ingredients, Gradient will contact suppliers directly to obtain necessary information.  We will also review the Company's data on product performance, packaging, and other Safer Choice required attributes.  If we determine that the product meets the Safer Choice Standard, we will submit the information to EPA with permission from the Manufacturer, who will then verify whether the product is eligible to display the Safer Choice label.

If you are interested in learning more about obtaining the Safer Choice label, please visit EPA's website

Please contact Gradient's Kim Reid at kreid@gradientcorp.com or (617) 395-5577 for further information about applying for the Safer Choice label.

 

Example Projects

If you are interested in learning more about obtaining the Safer Choice label, please visit EPA's website.

Please contact Gradient's Kim Reid at kreid@gradientcorp.com or (617) 395-5577 for further information about applying for the Safer Choice label.

Experts

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