This past fall, HCPA President & CEO Steve Caldeira and the CEOs of five other allied trade associations (American Cleaning Institute, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Personal Care Product Council) sent a joint letter to the president and CEO of UL to initiate a three-way dialogue between product manufacturers, retailers, and UL-WERCs. UL responded positively to the trade association CEO letter by announcing that it would assemble an advisory group made up of manufacturers and retailers.
“As retailers’ sustainability and chemical policies continue to expand, there is a growing need for a robust and transparent forum in which manufacturers can work collaboratively with UL to better understand and support retailers’ use of the WERCSmart system. The advisory council is intended to foster common-sense solutions that will benefit all parties,” said Caldeira. “On behalf of HCPA members and our allied trade associations, I would like to thank UL for their leadership in establishing the advisory council.”