Alternatives Analysis

In the Alternatives Analysis (AA) process, manufacturers must compare the Chemical of Concern in a Priority Product with potential alternatives to determine if there is a safer way to make the product.

What is Alternatives Analysis?

What is "Alternatives Analysis"?

Who Needs to Prepare An Alternative Analysis?

Who Needs to Prepare An Alternatives Analysis?


Alternatives Analysis is a process described in the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. It compares an existing Priority Product (a product that contains a Chemical of Concern) with potential alternatives...


The manufacturer of a product or another responsible entity such as a consortium, trade association, public-private partnership, non-profit organization, or other entity acting on behalf of the responsible entity...

Alternative Analysis Guide

Alternatives Analysis Guide

Alternatives Analysis Resources

Alternatives Analysis Resources


The Alternatives Analysis Guide is designed to help responsible entities understand and complete an AA that fulfills SCP regulatory requirements


View or download Alternatives Analysis resource materials such as guidance information, an assessment guide, reports, and presentations from past symposia, workshops and meetings...

Alternative Analysis Guide

Alternatives Analysis Examples




The examples are presented to illustrate different practices and support responsible entities in fulfilling SCP Alternatives Analysis requirements