Shopping Cart View on a Supermarket Aisle and Shelves - Image Has a Shallow Depth of Field         成立于1962年的美国沃尔玛公司是世界上最大的大众商品及杂货的供应商之一。沃尔玛每年的销售额超过4000亿美元并在全球28个国家雇佣了超过2百万员工,并把人类安全健康及社会和环境的可持续发展作为其核心的发展使命之一。在沃尔玛庞大的产品清单中,也包括为数众多、品类丰富的化工产品,包括机油、洗衣液等。因此,沃尔玛在蓬勃发展的同时,也时刻关注着其化学类产品的质量改进问题。为此,沃尔玛一直在化学产品原料的安全考量和具体产品信息的评估这两方面投入巨大。

     与UL The WERCS的合作便是沃尔玛在确保安全供应链工作上的典型举措。

从2006年开始,沃尔玛便开始使用当时还是独立的The WERCS公司的GreenWERCS软件,意在开展对化学制品配方的分析。GreenWERCS是一款用于评估化学制品的“无公害”特性的自动化工具,不仅从供应商那里收集关于配方的数据,而且为沃尔玛提供法规方面的信息。  GreenWERCS功能强大,可以满足客户的多方位需求。从2008年开始,GreenWERCS便授命开始承担另外一块领域的分析工作,称之为“化学品深度产品网络”。这个工作意在帮助沃尔玛将一个产品的原料与沃尔玛的股东们所选择的一组化学物质列表相比较。通过利用GreenWERCS所采集的信息,沃尔玛可以发现列表中所出现的CMRs和PBTs物质以及对超过40万种UPCs物质的打分。

不仅如此,从2009年开始,GreenWERCS便对沃尔玛的供应商开放使用权限。如今,供应商们不仅可以在GreenWERCS上面找到他们的产品,而且可以查询关于为改正其产品信息和改进其产品原料所采取的行动。从效果来看,这些举措帮助原料商大大提升了其产品的综合质量。因此,毫不夸张地说,GreenWERCS已经成为了评估化学产品在可持续性理念上的一块基石。GreenWERCS的另外一个重要意义还在于,GreenWERCS具有很强的灵活性,可以为企业在建立更广泛和强有力的可持续发展数据库和检索系统上贡献不可忽视的重要力量。

自助式的“绿色”评估系统

GreenWERCS最令人称道和独一无二之处在于其设计理念以“用户个性化需求”为导向。因此,每个GreenWERCS的用户都可以根据其企业在可持续课题上的战略,快速便捷地自行设计相关的算法,来构建起化学品安全合规的评估系统。

不管是根据企业内部还是行业的标准,GreenWERCS都能轻松快速地给出针对某个具体物质的评估。便捷、高效、灵活,GreenWERCS的这些特点在应用到合规、环保和可持续发展等主题上时为企业的顺利运作起到了不可估量的作用。尤其是在全球化学品法规变换无穷的今天,产品的安全性已经成为了衡量一个公司品牌价值和竞争力的关键要素之一。这也解释了为什么沃尔玛会选择极具灵动性的GreenWERCS来全权负责其庞杂的产品安全评估工作。

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