ChemSec Marketplace and CleanGredients Partnering to Offer More to Safer Chemicals Community

Marketplace and CleanGredients®, the definitive database of market-ready chemical ingredients pre-approved to meet U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice standard, enter a partnership

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JULY 12, 2018 — Today, ChemSec’s e-marketing platform for sustainable chemistry — Marketplace — and CleanGredients, the database of market-ready chemical ingredients pre-approved to meet U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice standard, have announced a new partnership. This partnership will allow CleanGredients’ users to market their products on Marketplace and further increase the visibility of Marketplace and CleanGredients in both Europe and the U.S.

The CleanGredients database allows chemical formulators to source safer ingredients quickly and efficiently, as well as gives a platform to market safer ingredients that meet the stringent Safer Choice standard.

“While EU countries have robust chemical policies and third party product certification programs, there is not a standard like Safer Choice that is supported by a database of suppliers’ ingredients that are designed and third party verified to help formulators meet that standard efficiently and cost-effectively,” said James Ewell, Director of Sustainable Materials at GreenBlue who leads the CleanGredients program. “We are excited to partner with ChemSec to offer our supplier customers a chance to find new business opportunities in European markets.”

The business-to-business platform currently boasts everything from non-toxic water repellents for textiles to safe flame-retardants and alternative chrome plating.

“There is a large diversity of safer chemistry on the platform; something we know is in high demand by brands and retailers worldwide looking to substitute toxic chemicals in products and supply chains”, says Jerker Ligthart, Marketplace Project Manager.

To learn more about the partnership and the CleanGredients program, please visit or email


The Marketplace – initiated by non-profit ChemSec – represents a new way to market safer alternatives and green chemistry solutions online. Currently free-of-charge for early adopters, Marketplace creates a positive impact for businesses and innovation by increasing awareness of safer alternatives. Marketplace is the one-stop shop for manufacturers and retailers looking to substitute hazardous chemicals in products and supply chains.


CleanGredients is a database of chemical ingredients used primarily to formulate residential, institutional, industrial, and janitorial cleaning products that have been pre-approved to meet the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Standard. CleanGredients is an indispensable purchasing resource for formulators who are seeking suppliers of chemical ingredients that will help them to obtain the Safer Choice label. Using CleanGredients helps formulators reduce risk to their business, save money, and get their products to market faster.