Director of EHS at Responsible Business Alliance
Socially and environmentally conscious chemical management in the supply chain requires protecting workers’ health and the mitigation of environmental impacts through responsible business and due diligence practices. The electronics industry has made significant progress in identifying, characterizing, prioritizing, reducing, and ultimately eliminating many harmful chemicals from its products. With considerable success addressing product-related chemicals, the industry has expanded its attention to manufacturing process chemicals in the supply chain to better protect the health of workers and their communities. Responsible chemical management across the value chain requires holistic and systematic management of chemical safety risks, including facility-level environmental, health and safety practices with a greater focus on hazard identification, worker engagement, and occupational health. Protecting workers and communities from hazardous exposures to harmful chemicals has been a core component of the RBA Code of Conduct and Validated Assessment Program (VAP) since their inception.