Perspectives: From the Editor

Group Issues Guide to Sustainability Metrics

Document specifically targets life-cycle assessment of chemical products

By MARK ROSENZWEIG, Editor in Chief

In early October, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva, published a guide to help chemical industry customers and other stakeholders compare on a common and sensible basis the environmental footprint of chemical products. WBCSD’s membership consists of around 200 global companies, including BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Eastman and Shell, with combined revenue exceeding $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees.

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