ChemFORWARD is a fiscally sponsored project of Healthy Building Network (HBN), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 20-5036229) based in Washington, DC. All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your contribution.
The project began as an internal initiative of the C2C Products Innovation Institute to lower cost and bolster quality assurance for material health assessments in the certification program. In 2017, we initiated a user-centered design process to solve this business requirement for the Institute. The research revealed a market need for cost-effective, verified, actionable chemical hazard data to enable proactive decision making throughout the supply chain and across industry sectors. These insights led the Institute, co-design partners and funders to pursue a new model to make chemical hazard data more transparent, actionable and accessible. In late 2018, the project was spun out of C2CPII to ensure the broadest possible impact.