Product Stewardship

 
 
 

Our Product Stewardship and Regulatory professionals are positioned to drive DuPont’s  commitment to Product Safety across the globe.

A rigorous and comprehensive Product Stewardship and Regulatory Management System (PS&R MS) is at the core of our commitment to product safety-related risk management and is a critical part of our new product innovation, safety, and transparency processes.

 
 
 
Product Stewardship

Our Product Stewardship team is responsible for the management of a product throughout its life cycle focusing on the health, safety, and environmental issues at each phase. Every day, DuPont and its affiliates deliver millions of products to customers, distributors and other business associates around the globe.

 
 
 
Product Stewardship requires good communication throughout the product life cycle to assess the concerns of all relevant stakeholders. This includes working with our customers to develop appropriate risk management measures and to address their emerging needs for the products and services we supply. These activities may include the development of safety data sheets and labels (indicating hazard and use information), training, facilitating Product Stewardship Reviews, and the publication of information such as Product Use, Storage and Handling (PUSH) bulletins.
 
 
 
Our PS&R Team

DuPont employs country, regional and business Product Stewards who have the overall responsibility to manage product stewardship reviews, existing and emerging regulations, material registrations, manufacturing, distribution, packaging and other requirements.

 
 
 
At DuPont there are internal Policies, Standards and Procedures specific to Product Stewardship and regulatory requirements that help Product Stewards manage the products and services for which they are responsible.  All relevant staff are provided with training and are required to adhere to these Policies and Standards to ensure a detailed stewardship assessment of all new products prior to commercialization.
 
 
 
Our PS&R Management System

Since 2004, DuPont businesses have followed the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® management system, which provides a strong foundation to our Product Stewardship commitment. Every DuPont business uses the PS&R MS globally to assess and manage potential risks associated with each product and to regularly identify opportunities for improvements.

 
 
 
As part of our PS&R MS System, all new and existing products and services have Product Stewardship Reviews that include detailed health, safety, and environmental impact assessments. Product Stewardship Reviews are conducted and documented to assess and manage risk prior to commercialization and are repeated at a frequency commensurate with overall product risk. The review process also requires businesses to conduct Product Stewardship Reviews when significant product changes occur, such as  new product use or application areas, manufacturing asset changes, regulatory changes, or other new product information.
 
 
 
Constant Improvement

The Product Stewardship and Regulatory Management System (PS&R MS) requires a strong and ongoing commitment from business leadership. Business and Corporate leadership annually review the adequacy and effectiveness of the PS&R MS and make changes to enhance and improve stewardship performance throughout the organization.

 
 
 
Consistent with our commitment to the Responsible Care management system, each DuPont business conducts routine internal PS&R MS audits to review performance. External audits of our Product Stewardship program consist of a sampling of our businesses, U.S. chemical manufacturing sites, and our headquarters every three years to verify that our management systems meet or exceed American Chemistry Council requirements.
 
 
 
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