Case Studies from the United States and around the World

ACS-GCI Green Chemistry Case Studies
The ACS GCI worked with business schools to produce a series of case studies to discuss important questions facing businesses as they work to implement sustainable solutions.

BizNGO Case Studies
These case studies include company profiles, examples of greening consumer electronics and health business strategies.

GC3 Case Studies
GC3 put together a report called Gathering Chemical Information and Advancing Safer Chemistry in Complex Supply Chains. Download the individual case studies (pdfs): Nike, S.C. Johnson, Hewlett-Packard.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy Case Studies
While not all of these studies are about green or safer chemistry, they provide examples of the circular economy, which is an industrial economy that is restorative by intent. It aims to rely on renewable energy, minimizes, tracks, and eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, and eradicates waste through careful design.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
EDF provides two examples of innovative chemistries developed in response to demands for safer chemical ingredients in consumer products.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners

EPA Green Engineering Case Studies

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) Case Studies and Other Resources
Case studies, toolkits, and product rating systems that provide examples, insights, and lessons learned on substitution and alternatives assessment approaches.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - Transitioning to Safer Chemicals Success Stories
OSHA put together some case studies of safer processes, chemicals, and products.

Substitution Support Portal (SUBSPORT) Case story database
The SUBSPORT Case Story Database provides substitution examples as well as information on alternative substances and technologies from enterprises, published reports, and other sources.

Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
TURI has a number of examples of companies switching to safer alternatives. For example: