Recording an inventory of chemicals

Keeping an inventory of the chemicals used and stored in factories is necessary in order to keep track of what chemicals with human- and ecotoxicological characteristics are used, be able to conduct risk assessments, prevent unnecessary keeping of stocks, and to provide employees and, where relevant, operatives with information about the chemical hazards. For effective chemical management, it is necessary to clearly identify what chemicals are used, how they should be used, and what substitutes can be used in their place. This requires that established inventories are continuously updated and archived.

Under this link, you find the inventory of chemicals template coordinated by ZDHC and other members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. The following overview shows a systematic approach that works with inventories: