Product Sustainability | Product Stewardship

At TSG Consulting, we apply our deep expertise in science and regulation, and broad experience across sectors, to support clients develop and deliver more sustainable products. We help clients future-proof for both regulatory change and market pressures, and prepare the evidence to support robust claims regarding sustainability over the entire product life-cycle.

As part of Science Group | Sustainability, we help organizations manage the challenges and realize the opportunities sustainability creates.

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Our services

Auditing your value chain

Evaluating the impact of changes in regulation and new science on the use of chemicals and products, and identifying strategies to effectively manage health, environmental and commercial risk for sustainable outcomes.

Advocacy and dossier development

Future-proofing products for sustainability by developing the evidence base and dossiers needed for regulatory approvals, policy positions and communications with relevant stakeholders.

Safe and sustainable by design

Ensuring product design, specification and use are consistent with current and future sustainability imperatives, standards, and practices whilst also aligned to the business ambition for sustainability.

Claims support

Building the evidence base and narrative to enable robust sustainability claims and reporting.

Our experience

Sustainability has been at the core of our business for decades. We track and assess the impact of global policy and scientific developments relating to the sustainable use of chemicals day-to-day. Our experience spans a wide range of sustainability issues and approaches. They include:

  • Mapping & assessing the impact of the use of substances in the value chain
  • Assessing alternatives and trade-offs, clarifying essential use, and substitution planning
  • Preparing regulatory approvals & policy positions
  • Emerging issues (e.g. endocrine disruptors, persistent substances such as PFAS, polymers)
  • Assessing risk to health & environment of products, chemicals, contaminants, impurities & their breakdown products
  • Horizon scanning
  • Evaluating claims, labelling and reporting

Our markets

TSG Consulting works across most sectors, specializing in those markets where sustainability goals present the biggest challenges and opportunities and where the regulatory environment is complex, such as chemicals, consumer products and food & beverage.

Chemicals & materials

We work with industrial and specialty chemical companies, helping them position for upcoming regulations and assess their product portfolios to identify opportunities and risks.

Manufacturing industry

We help a broad range of manufacturers across the supply chain, including OEMs (e.g. aerospace, electronics, 3-D printers) and suppliers (sealants, adhesives, inks) bring their products to market. We also work with them to substitute substances of high concern, considering the effectiveness of alternatives and socio-economic impacts.


Various consumer product sectors – including personal care and cosmetics, electronics, apparel, and household cleaning supplies – work with us on many aspects of sustainability. We help them create products that are designed and developed with sustainability in mind for their entire lifecycle: material selection, production processes, consumer usage and end of life.

Food & beverage

We work with companies that manufacture and rely on food packaging, contact materials and additives, as well as the food & beverage sector itself, on all aspects of sustainability. Packaging has been a big focus for this sector, as well as food waste reduction strategies, recycling logos and alternative sources of protein.

Agrochemicals & biocides

We provide regulatory and scientific support to producers and distributors of plant protection and health products. For nearly 30 years we have helped biologicals companies bring their microbial entities, natural substances and semiochemicals onto the market in Europe and North America.


We are an independent, specialist and well-connected consultancy focused on product compliance, safety and sustainability across global and specialty markets. We bring a broad and deep expertise in science, regulations and market sectors and strong commercial awareness that underpin sound, practical strategies and robust technical advice. We offer leading edge insights across and between disciplines, innovative approaches and tailored services across TSG and Science Group to support effective, safe and sustainable products that protect workers, consumers and the environment. We aim to be our clients’ trusted partner of choice for product safety and sustainability.

Our professionals

Our sustainability team brings together experts in science and regulation, chemistry and environmental fate, toxicology and ecotoxicology, risk assessment and communication, safety and stewardship. Sue Bullock leads TSG’s Product Safety, Stewardship and Sustainability services and is part of Science Group’s sustainability leadership team. With over 30 years’ experience in human health and environmental consultancy, Sue helps organizations comply with global chemical regulations, understand and manage issues relating to market acceptance and sustainability of their products, and effectively manage and communicate risk-based strategies to stakeholders. Sue sits on Science Group’s Office for Sustainability, together with Michael Zeitlyn – President Advisory Service, Science Group, Caroline Potter – VP Sustainability, Sagentia Innovation, and Luke Murphy – VP Key Accounts, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Leatherhead Food Research.

What's new

A national effort to define ‘sustainable chemistry’ is underway

In early 2021, Congress passed the bipartisan Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act (SCRDA) law as part of the...

20 March 2023

Forever chemicals: how to get ready for the new PFAS restriction

Use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) will shortly be recast. New restrictions on use in the EU are imminent and...

17 January 2023

“Vigorous approaches to chemicals’ safety and sustainability will drive company and brand differentiation,” says Sue Bullock

Sue Bullock joined the consultancy earlier this year to lead the chemical compliance, stewardship and sustainability team...

17 November 2022

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Science Group | Sustainability leadership team is pleased to launch the Net Zero Playbook, created to help companies commit to, plan, and act on their sustainability goals. Over a 12-month period, the Net Zero Playbook strategies were devised and trialed by seven CTO forum participants from Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Mars, Amcor, Bayer | Crop Science, Stepan Company, and Solvay SA. The regular meetings discussed and analyzed the challenges hindering carbon reduction, and considered ways to resolve them. Together, forum members identified ten principles that will help companies as they journey towards net zero. Request your copy of the Playbook now!

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