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OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox

Welcome to the OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) — a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Visit the four resource areas below to learn more about chemical substitution and alternatives assessments and get practical guidance on conducting them.

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the current landscape of substitution and alternatives assessment practices in the:

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A process for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to replace hazardous chemicals with the objective of promoting sustainable production and consumption. Read more definitions...

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A filterable inventory of chemical hazard assessment tools and data sources to help you identify tools most relevant to your substitution and alternatives assessment goals. A listing of non-hazard assessment tools is also available.

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A summary of the current frameworks that can be used to assess alternatives. Guides and other resources for conducting a chemical substitution or alternatives assessment are included.

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Links to case studies, toolkits, and product rating systems that provide examples, insights, and lessons learned on substitution and alternatives assessment approaches.

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A list of regulations and restrictions throughout OECD member countries that are driving the increased need for chemical substitution and alternatives assessment approaches.

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