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.
Get in touch
Do you have an issue or project you'd like to discuss with our team? If you do, please follow the link to get in touch.
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.
Building the evidence base and narrative to enable robust sustainability claims and reporting.
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
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.
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 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.
A national effort to define ‘sustainable chemistry’ is underway
20 March 2023
Forever chemicals: how to get ready for the new PFAS restriction
17 January 2023
“Vigorous approaches to chemicals’ safety and sustainability will drive company and brand differentiation,” says Sue Bullock
17 November 2022
Net Zero Playbook
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!