The Home and Personal Care Sector has recently completed an important research project this week. The project titled, “Environmental and Human Health Considerations for Chemical-based Products: A Compendium of Methodologies, Approaches, and Tools for Identifying and Reducing Toxic Chemicals in Products” is now available for member comment. The project is similar to a S.W.O.T. analysis and covers the leading international methods currently in use today by corporations, governments and NGOs to screen out chemicals of concern and identify alternatives. The project was conducted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Sustainable Production ( an internationally recognized research center working to advance the science and policies around sustainable production and consumption. This research synthesis project is one of several components of the sector’s overall background research in support of the development of Sustainability Performance Indicators for TSC’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System™ (SMRS™).