What Is Screened Chemistry?

Screened Chemistry is an innovative method of assessing, scoring, and certifying textile chemicals for human and environmental health characteristics.

Many global fashion, apparel, and footwear brands are eliminating the discharge of hazardous chemicals via the ZDHC Programme. Several of these brands, led by Levi Strauss & Co, H&M, C&A, and NIKE have also selected Screened Chemistry as their preferred method for selecting safer chemicals.

As part of the Screened Chemistry effort, these brands are engaging with suppliers and chemical formulators to evaluate chemical formulations for Screened Chemistry certification.

The Screened Chemistry process follows 4 main steps:

  1. Confidential full formulation disclosure
  2. Priority Chemical List screen
  3. Positive Chemical List screen
  4. Comprehensive hazard assessment

Screened Chemistry Score Ranges

Based on results of these steps, each ingredient and impurity in the formulation receives a Screened Chemistry score from 0 to 50, as well as an overall Screened Chemistry score from 0 to 50 for the formulation. The higher the Screened Chemistry score, the safer the chemical or formulation.

  • Preferred Chemical
    Formulations
    Acceptable Formulations
    Needing Improvement
    Formulations with
    Chemical of Concern
  • 35 to 50
    20 to 34
    0 to 19

Only authorized Screened Chemistry service providers can process the required steps and generate a Screened Chemistry Certificate for a textile chemical formulation.

Screened Chemistry brands are working with their factories and chemical suppliers to review all chemicals with the Screened Chemistry program, in order to be able to identify safer alternatives in the future.

The Screened Chemistry process requires that each formulation is evaluated for list compliance and human and environmental health characteristics. Each formulation will receive a Screened Chemistry score and guidance on whether the formulation is preferred or needs improvement. Formulations with phase-out recommendations can be prioritized for replacement with known, safer alternatives.

Scivera is here to make this process as fast, efficient, and cost-effective as possible, but we know that collecting this information can take some time. Typically our clients are able to move forward according to the timeline below. Scivera’s team makes the Screened Chemistry process as fast and easy as possible.

Screened Chemistry Timeline

Your
First Step
– Identify how many
products need Screened
Chemistry certification
– Explore your Screened
Chemistry options with
Scivera
With
the Help of
Scivera
Review options
and determine
which solution
is right for you
With
Your Team
Gather and submit
required product
information and/or
engage your
suppliers to work
with Scivera
1-4
Weeks
Receive your
Certification from
Scivera and see your
product on the
Screened Chemistry
Preferred Chemicals
List

Who is Scivera?

With decades of chemicals management experience across our team of toxicologists, strategists, data management experts, and software engineers, Scivera has mastered the art and science of Screened Chemistry assessments and certifications. The world’s most recognized brands and their global supplier networks use Scivera for chemicals screenings, alternatives assessments, and chemicals management. Scivera is the most user-friendly, efficient, and cost-effective chemicals management solution on the market for businesses of all sizes.

We’re here to be your partner as you begin the process of moving towards Screened Chemistry compliance. Whether you have questions about the process, need help getting a quote, or want more information, we’re here to help.

Get Started

Are you a mill or laundry working with LS&Co, H&M, C&A or NIKE?

We’re here to guide you through the Screened Chemistry compliance process. Download our ‘Get Started’ Kit for everything you’ll need to ensure you are in compliance with the Screened Chemistry program requirements.

INFORM YOUR CHEMICAL FORMULATORS

Share the ‘Get Started Kit’ with anyone who provides ingredients for your formulations.

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DO YOU NEED SCIVERA TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION?

Using the form below, share with us the contact information of your chemical formulators. We’ll send them all the information they’ll need to get started as well as some key updates along the way.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Get in touch and let us know how we can help!

Are you a chemical formulator whose products are used by LS&Co, H&M, C&A or NIKE?

Our goal is to be your partner throughout this journey-making it as quick and easy as possible to complete your Screened Chemistry certification, whether you’re a small to mid-sized business or a multi-national chemical manufacturer. Download our ‘Get Started’ Kit for everything you’ll need to begin the process.

REQUEST A QUOTE

Ready to Get Started? Reach out to us to discuss your options.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or need any support, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

Three Steps to Certification

Compare Our Solutions

Scivera offers solutions for every type of organization. Whether you are large or small, or somewhere in between, we have a solution that fits your needs. Our products are uniquely designed to protect that confidential data with total security. Figure out which option might be best for your company using the examples below:

  • Screened Chemistry Services
    Screened Chemistry with Rapid Screen Subscription
  • Generate a Screened Chemistry certificate and, if needed, ZDHC MRSL Conformance Certificate

  • Preview Screened Chemistry score or ZDHC MRSL results before moving forward with certification

  • Assess new and existing formulations

  • Find problematic chemicals

  • Identify safer alternatives

  • Share chemical sustainability achievements

Choose Your Solution

Reach out to the Scivera team at screenedchemistry@scivera.com with the number of products and the chemicals (CASRNs) included in those products. Scivera will generate a quote for you based on the details provided. This will include pricing for our traditional consulting approach as well as for our Rapid Screen subscription service, helping you decide which solution fits your business best.

Based on the quote, decide which option you want to move forward with, and define how many products you’d like to get started with. We are aware of the proprietary nature of your formulations which is why our product is uniquely designed to protect confidential data with total security.

Screened Chemistry certification includes two key components:

  1. List screens which match CASRNs against existing regulatory lists to score well-understood chemicals.
  2. Hazard assessments which define the underlying human and environmental characteristics of chemicals not currently defined.

Scivera offers a web-based software tool, Rapid Screen Tracker + Insight, that provides both list and hazard assessments. Subscribers have instant access to the assessments that Scivera board-certified toxicologists have completed. Pricing is as follows:

  • Screened Chemistry Services
    SciveraLENS Rapid Screen for Screened Chemistry
  • List Screen
    $50/CASRN
    $0/CASRN
  • Complete Hazard Assessments
    $825/CASRN
    $0/CASRN
  • Certification and Report
    $100/Product
    $100/Product

Scivera Screened Chemistry Pricing Examples

A textile chemical company has 20 chemical products in a year that need Screened Chemistry scoring and certification. Several of the ingredients and impurities are common across all 20 products. Total unique ingredients and impurities across all 20 products is 50 chemicals (i.e., CASRNs), 10 of those CASRNs require a hazard assessment. Scivera Screened Chemistry pricing for this 20-product example is as follows:

20 products, 50 unique CASRNs requiring a list screen of
which 10 CASRNs also need a hazard assessment:

  • Price for assessment and certification services
    Price with Rapid Screen Tracker + Insight subscription
  • List Screen (for 50 chemicals)
    $2,500
    $0
  • Hazard Assessments (for 10 chemicals)
    $8,250
    $0*
  • Screened Chemistry Certification fee for 20 products
    $2,000
    $2,000
  • Example total
    $12,750
    $2,000
*assuming the hazard assessment is already in Scivera’s database

Need a Quick Estimate? Request a Quote.

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Submit Your Products for Certification

Whether you choose our Screened Chemistry Services or take advantage of a Rapid Screen subscription, your first step will be to complete a confidential full formulation disclosure through our easy to use Screened Chemistry Submission Form. We will confirm this information with you and begin the Screened Chemistry assessment and certification process.

For Screened Chemistry scoring and certification, the product information form will ask for the following:

  • Basic information about each (i.e., product name, etc.)
  • Bill of substances for your product or products
    • Confidential full formulation disclosure including sub-supplier formulations (CASRNs and concentrations)
      • All intentionally added chemicals
      • All known residuals and impurities present at greater than 100 ppm (0.01%)
      • Any chemicals present as impurities and on the ZDHC MRSL
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for each product or products
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for any sub-supplier mixtures or chemicals in your product or products
  • Polymer Assessment Form for any polymers in your product or products
  • Signed Disclosure and Declaration of Accuracy Form

Scivera’s unique software platform assists in gathering this information including sub-supplier ingredients while protecting confidential ingredient information.

Resources

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with Screened Chemistry quickly and easily.

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