Safer Choice Performance Measures
Each year, EPA tracks performance measures for the Safer Choice program related to the number of products certified under the program, the number of chemicals added to the Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL), and the time it takes to review applications for Safer Choice product certification. These measures are useful in assessing the program's performance, determining the program's impact on the market for safer chemical ingredients, and developing ways to improve the program in the future.
The following measures are expressed as annual goals and reflect performance associated with those goals for the last five calendar years. EPA plans to update these measures on an annual basis each January.
Safer Choice Performance Measures, Calendar Years 2016-2020, Updated January 2021
|Number of products certified by the program||200 products||264 products||265 products||249 products||240 products||247 products|
|Number of chemicals added to the SCIL||25 chemicals||21 chemicals1||24 chemicals||35 chemicals||94 chemicals||98 chemicals|
|Time to review Safer Choice product submissions2||80% of submissions reviewed within eight weeks of EPA receipt||90% of submissions reviewed within eight weeks of EPA receipt|
1EPA did not meet this goal for 2020 by a small number of chemicals. EPA is committed to continuing to list safer chemicals on the SCIL and will continue to work diligently to ensure that chemicals that meet the requirements of the SCIL are reviewed and listed in a timely manner and comply with all program requirements.
2EPA began tracking progress associated with this goal in 2020.