Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs
The Americas Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) group is a specialized scientific resource within Croda Inc. focused on the assessment, safe handling, use and transportation of Croda’s products in the Americas. In close association with Croda’s business teams, PSRA provides regulatory and toxicological expertise to manage the safety of products throughout their lifecycle.
Croda is committed to the continuous improvement of the safety of our products through Croda’s Responsible Care® Safety, Health and Environmental(SHE) Management system certification and product stewardship. Through Croda’s Product Stewardship program, products are evaluated and health and safety information is prepared including Material Safety Data Sheets and product labels to communicate proper handling and product safety information. A risk characterization procedure is applied to each product to identify products which require additional risk management activities. More information on Croda’s Product Stewardship program is available here.
Croda has demonstrated its commitment to provide health, safety and environmental information on its products through participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s High Production Volume Challenge program and support of other voluntary testing and evaluation programs such as the Cosmetic Ingredient Review and the OECD SIDS program. More information on the EPA’s High Production Volume Challenge program is available here.
Design for the Environment (DfE) and CleanGredients® programs were initiated by the U.S. EPA to identify home care and institutional cleaning products that will have minimal impact on the environment. Given the heightened environmental consciousness in the global market place for these products, Croda was one of the initial companies to obtain DfE status for cleaning ingredient products. The criteria for DfE are focused mainly on environmental fate and toxicology. With changes in the market for more green clean products, Croda continues to develop new technologies to meet or exceed DfE and CleanGredients criteria.
Anticipating and preparing for the continuously changing global regulatory landscape is essential for successful product launches and meeting Croda’s customers’ needs and expectations. Croda is well positioned to respond to new and changing regulatory requirements and provide customer support as needed.
The European Union’s new chemical management legislation, Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH), is one of the important new international regulatory initiatives. More information on Croda’s REACH policy and activities is available at www.REACHforCroda.com.