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Ensuring the safe use of all chemicals, in particular of "Hazardous Chemicals of High Concern" (hChC) is a prerequisite of Product Stewardship at Evonik. However, for Evonik, Product Stewardship does not only mean hazard and risk assessment, classification and labelling, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing in the context of regulatory compliance. Therefore Evonik has introduced its "Chemicals Management System (CMS)" in 2001 which comprises Product Stewardship activities going beyond legal requirements.
In order to further improve the risk management and the performance of a product in the fields of health, safety and the environment during its entire life cycle, Evonik extends the scope of its Chemicals Management System by actively tackling the following challenges (CMSPLUS):
Evonik defines "hazardous chemicals of high concern" (hChC) as: