LOWELL, MA - Members of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) have developed a guidance document, “Meeting Customers' Needs for Chemical Data: A Guidance Document for Suppliers.” It was written with input from companies, including Herman Miller, Seagate, Johnson & Johnson, and Actio.

The document covers how companies can address confidential business information (CBI), benefits suppliers can realize when sharing chemical data information with their customers, and the shortcomings of Manufacturer Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).

Suppliers will find examples of corporate chemical data collection practices, customizable letters and forms that can be used by companies to communicate with suppliers, and sources of information on chemical hazards and on safer chemicals.

The guidance document is available for download at www.greenchemistryandcommerce.org/publications.php.