Products & Packaging
Provide Safe and Effective Products for Consumers and the Environment
- Remove 100% of Chemicals of Concern1 from formulated products by end of 2021 and timely elimination from acquired products.
- Provide transparency by disclosing ingredients on all formulated products.
FOUR STEP INGREDIENT AND PRODUCT SAFETY ASSURANCE PROCESS
To meet the goal of safe and sustainable products, we have developed a four-step ingredient and product assurance process:
Evaluate the efficacy and safety of each ingredient at its proposed concentration level, using published regulatory lists, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice Ingredient list and chemicals of concern as identified.
Determine potential human exposure and evaluate the safety of proposed ingredients/products under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse conditions.
Develop a pre-market safety dossier on the finished product to ensure that all safety and sustainability criteria are reviewed prior to manufacture and prior to shipment to customers.
Conduct post-market surveillance and gather customer and consumer feedback.
We devote significant attention and care to transparently disclosing ingredient and safety information for our products. Ingredient listings for all our formulated OTC, cosmetic, pet care, and cleaning products are available here.
Church & Dwight is committed to developing and producing consumer friendly and environmentally responsible packaging improvements across all our Global brands.
In 2020, we worked with a number of sustainability partners including the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA), Western Michigan University (WMU), as well as innovative packaging material suppliers to implement improvements against a number of our sustainability goals:
- Ensure greater than 95% of global product packaging is recyclable by 2025.
- Timely elimination of PVC from newly acquired products.
- Increase Post-Consumer Recycled plastic to a minimum of 25% average across all global plastic packaging by end of 2025.
We continue our partnership with TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in hard-to-recycle packaging waste. Through approximately 1,000 Terracycle collection points, we are collecting packaging, Baking Soda and Unit Dose laundry detergent pouches, that typically are not recyclable and making them a recyclable commodity. Watch the video to learn more!