original Design for the Environment program.
“Companies like to have recognition from EPA,” said Jim
Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety
and Pollution Prevention at the agency. “They also have a desire
to periodically get together as a community to talk about the
The workshop began with a video acknowledging all 2015
DfE Partner of the Year awardees, including Osprey Biotechnics,
Stepan, Wexford Labs, Staples and CSPA.
Cleland-Hamnett of EPA then spoke on the program’s improvements in the past year.
“This is a great venue for chemical manufacturers to create
formulations,” she said. “We’ve been reaching out with a logo redesign and an increase in partner and stakeholder engagement.”
In the Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL), the listed chemicals are safer alternatives, grouped by their functional use class.
Listings vary from antimicrobial actives, chelating agents, colo-
rants, defoamers, enzymes and enzyme stabilizers, fragrances,
oxidants and oxidant stabilizers, polymers, preservatives and
antioxidants, processing aids and additives, solvents, specialized
industrial chemicals, surfactants and uncategorized such as aloe
barbadensis extract, beeswax and safflower oil, to name a few.
“We look forward to adding more chemicals this year upon
review,” she said.
Davies discussed community engagement for the Safer
“To enhance efficiencies, we need to empower facilities and
retailers,” he said.“Partnering to raise awareness, such as promotions like spring cleaning, will increase Safer Choice’s presence.”
An I&I outreach to schools, government, hospitality and health
care locations is also on the agenda for 2016, according to Davies.
Davies also pointed to Executive Order 13693, signed by
President Obama in March 2015, plans for federal sustainability
in the next decade, as a significant tie-in to the topic at hand. The
goal of EO 13693 is to maintain federal leadership in sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
The Air Care Division’s program lineup featured research associate Ryan Tuttle of Euromonitor International breaking down
the air care industry landscape. Tuttle contextualized US trends
within the broader market. Global air care sales were $9.3 billion
in 2015, with North America accounting for 37% of sales ($3.4
billion). According to Tuttle, rising trends in the air care category
include“an increasingly urbanized population” living in smaller
spaces; while wax melts and wickless options are also becoming popular. Consumers have“reacted favorably to” the growth of
laundry scent boosters, Tuttle added.
“There is continued growth of premium candles and complex
fragrances,” he said. “Brands will expand from their traditional
markets as beauty and specialist retailers continue to grow mar-
ket share in air care.” •
•President and CEO of Diversified CPC International, Inc. William
Auriemma was elected chairman of the board of CSPA. He replaces
Paul Siracusa of Church & Dwight. CSPA officers are elected by active
members and serve a term of one year. The board represents a diverse
group of businesses comprising CSPA’s membership.
other members of the board include:
Members elected to serve terms expiring in December 2016 are:
Bart Bastian, Spray Products; Joel Burdick, Beauty Avenues; Jim
Members elected to serve terms expiring in December 2017 are:
Corporation/The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.; Cynthia Reichard,
Members elected to serve terms expiring in December 2018 are:
Greg Adamson, Givaudan Fragrances Corporation; Lisa Alexander,
MEET THE BOARD: 2016 OFFICERS INTRODUCED AT ANNUAL MEETING
CSPA’s Chris Cathcart is
optimistic about 2016.