SOURCE: Gradient


June 29, 2015 14:57 ET

Gradient a Licensed GreenScreen® Profiler

Gradient Announces That It Offers a New Service and Is Now One of Only Four Companies Globally That Are Authorized GreenScreen® Profilers

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced that it has been named a GreenScreen® Profiler, joining just three other companies globally with this authority. The GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a novel tool for characterizing chemical hazards. It has gained widespread acceptance as an alternative assessment methodology and is being used by companies like Hewlett-Packard, Nike, and Staples as an integral facet of product stewardship programs. GreenScreen® is also being promoted by multiple regulatory agencies and NGOs as a way of identifying opportunities to reduce the inherent hazard profiles of products. This new capability augments our existing expertise in Globally Harmonized System (GHS) hazard evaluations, alternatives assessment, and product risk assessment.

GreenScreen® evaluates chemicals for various hazards (human health, ecological, physical) under a system aligned with the GHS hazard categorization scheme and/or the presence of the chemical on various authoritative lists. Scoring places a chemical into one of four "benchmarks," ranging from benchmark 1 ("do not use") to benchmark 4 ("preferred"). Companies can use the benchmark scoring results to identify chemicals whose use may merit reconsideration due to concerns about sustainability, brand reputation, or product liability. GreenScreen® can also serve as a first step in alternative assessment or chemical portfolio risk ranking. Note that GreenScreen® is not a risk assessment approach; it does not consider the potential for exposure, but rather identifies the inherent hazard of a given chemical.

As a licensed profiler, Gradient is recognized by Clean Production Action as having the technical expertise necessary to provide high quality chemical evaluations. This certification also indicates Gradient has been fully audited by CPA to ensure that our work product addresses all requirements.

Gradient is an environmental and risk science consulting firm with nationally recognized specialties in toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, product safety, contaminant fate and transport, and environmental chemistry. It assists national and global clients in resolving their complex problems relating to chemicals in the environment, in the workplace and in consumer products. Gradient's principals and senior scientists are nationally recognized experts and active contributors to the promotion of sound science. For more information, go to