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Policy Papers

The Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals is a roadmap to transform chemical industry. It consists of a preamble vision statement and ten platform “planks” that lay out the principles that must guide this transition. These policy papers provide more background on each Charter plank, and provide specific policy directions and recommendations to put them into practice.

 

1. Address the Significant Impacts of Chemical Production and Use on Climate Change

 

2. Prevent Disproportionate Exposures and Hazards, and Reduce Cumulative Impacts on Environmental Justice Communities

 

3. Require Safer Substitutes and Solutions for a Non-Toxic Economy

 

4. Use Scientific Data to Support Health-Protective Policies and Practices

 

5. Take Urgent Action to Stop Production and Recover Chemicals that are Unsafe and/or Accumulate in the Environment and People

 

6. Act with Foresight to Protect Health and Prevent Pollution

 

7. Take Immediate Action to Protect, Restore and Strengthen Communities

 

8. Ensure the Public and Workers Fully Have the Right-To-Know, Participate and Decide

 

9. Incentivize Responsible Business & Safer Chemicals

 

10. Build an Equitable and Health-Based Sustainable Economy

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