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GreenScreen® Terms of Use

GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is transparent and freely available. Users of GreenScreen must agree to the following terms of use before downloading and using the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Hazard Assessment Guidance (Guidance), associated Resources, and GreenScreen Assessment reports:

  1. The GreenScreen Guidance and Resources, including the Hazard Criteria and GreenScreen Benchmarks™, must be used as defined. If the assessment criteria are altered and used other than how they are defined, then the resulting assessment shall not be labeled as a GreenScreen Assessment and the resulting GreenScreen BenchmarkTM shall not be labeled as a GreenScreen Benchmark. Use of the GreenScreen Assessment Report Template is recommended for all GreenScreen Assessment reports.
  2. Results from a GreenScreen List Translator™ Assessment must not be considered or referred to as results from a GreenScreen assessment. GreenScreen List Translator is a list-based approach to screening chemicals and is not a comprehensive GreenScreen Assessment. Chemical screening using the GreenScreen List Translator must use the correct terminology to describe the results. This means a chemical is scored as:
    1. LT-1 (List Translator-1; Likely Benchmark-1)
    2. LT-P1 (List Translator-P1;Possible Benchmark-1)
    3. LT-UNK (List Translator-Unknown; Benchmark is unknown)
  3. There are different types of GreenScreen assessments based on the individual or organization completing the assessment:

GreenScreen Assessment Type

GreenScreen Assessor Type

Unaccredited

Unaccredited

Authorized

Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner

Certified

Licensed GreenScreen Profiler, CPA Consulting Toxicologist (includes assessments performed by Authorized GreenScreen Practitioners and upgraded to Certified through the GreenScreen Verification Program)

  1. GreenScreen assessment reports should always include the following information:
    1. Type of GreenScreen Assessment (see #3)
    2. Type of Assessor (See #3)
    3. Name of assessor
    4. Date of final assessment
    5. Threshold for ingredient disclosure and assessment
  2. Only organizations or individuals who have a valid license agreement with Clean Production Action may use the GreenScreen and/or GreenScreen Certified trademarks and logos in accordance with their license agreements.  All licensees are listed on the Clean Production Action website.
  3. Product claims related to GreenScreen can only be made in accordance with the terms in the license agreement between the organization making the claims and Clean Production Action following successful completion of the GreenScreen Certified™ process.  
  4. Assessments used to earn LEED credits shall be CERTIFIED and not expired (i.e. within three years of assessment date). 
  5. All GreenScreen assessments are protected by copyright law and may not be distributed or otherwise shared in any form, electronic or otherwise, without the express written permission of the copyright owner.
  6. The Applications and Uses of a chemical listed in GreenScreen assessment reports include but do not encompass all possible uses. Each assessment assumes certain functional and end of life uses. Uses outside of that may result in hazards or transformation products not considered in the assessment report.
  7. Assessments are not performed by Clean Production Action, and Clean Production Action is not responsible for the work of other assessment authors.
  8. GreenScreen assessments are periodically performed by CPA’s Consulting Toxicologist(s) for special projects; such assessments are Certified.
  9. Assessments expire at three-year intervals, and it is the responsibility of users to verify expiration dates. Expired assessments may not be used to make claims of any sort.
  10. GreenScreen assessments may be shared publicly only if access to the full report and supporting data are provided. It is not permissible to report just the GreenScreen Benchmark score and/or the hazard table without full report transparency.  The transparency requirement can be met in one of the following ways: 
    1. The full assessment report(s) is provided in the same document as the GreenScreen Benchmark score(s) and/or hazard summary table(s).
    2. Specified information  about the full assessment report(s) is provided in the same document as the Benchmark score(s) and/or hazard summary table(s). The specified information shall include: 1) assessor, 2) assessment expiration date, and 3) where one can access the full assessment report (e.g., hyperlink to publicly available full assessment report).  

Last updated June 20, 2017. Clean Production Action may modify these terms or any additional terms at any time. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page.

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