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Product Stewardship


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Gain new insight into the practice of product stewardship from the perspective of chemical product manufacturers.

You’ll learn the concepts, practice and principles underlying product stewardship and roles, and responsibilities through each stage of the lifecycle. Examine how products are developed, produced and managed to minimize the risks to health and the environment while maximizing value to customers.

Delve into the importance of understanding and engaging all stakeholders, managing product stewardship as a company, and individual roles and responsibilities. Address product life cycle thinking perspectives, risk characterization and risk management, and the necessity of compliance. Define what is “green” and consider how business-to-business interactions influence product stewardship.

This course is relevant to all products and their life cycles since all products contain chemicals. It is especially valuable to those directly involved as raw material suppliers, manufacturers, users and disposers affected by a product and its associated processes. It is also relevant for those who influence a product’s environmental and health risk management.

This course may be taken as part of the AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals (ACSP). More info

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the drivers for product stewardship.

  • Describe the meaning and sources of "risk" and risk perception.

  • Discuss how risk reduction and management can be achieved.

  • Describe Compliance's role at setting a minimum for product stewardship.

  • Discuss the broad range of potential legal requirements.

Who Should Attend:

Professional product stewards and environmental health and safety specialists

  • Researchers
  • Process engineers and operations supervisors
  • Product managers
  • Marketers
  • Regulatory and legal specialists
  • Purchasers
  • Environmental and human health scientists
  • Business managers
  • Government regulators
  • NGOs (non-governmental organizations)
  • Introduction

  • Product Life Cycle Perspectives

  • Risk Characterization and Risk Management

  • Compliance

  • What is a “green” or “safe” product?

  • Business to Business Influences

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Managing Product Stewardship

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    IfS - Institute for Sustainability
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    7 hours
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