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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring manufacturers to inventory all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their products, processes, and supply chains by May 2025. Further federal regulation seems likely. Some States already banning PFAS use in food containers are extending the ban to numerous other product categories by the end of 2025 and plan to ban nearly all PFAS use by 2032. Internationally, several countries in Europe have also proposed near-total PFAS restrictions, and there is now speculation that the European Union could impose a continent-wide ban. PFAS litigation and settlements are ongoing, and major PFAS producers are opting to completely phase out production by the end of 2024.  

Trexin’s PFAS Supplier Tracking & Management services are a cost-effective way for your company to start, augment, accelerate, or audit your PFAS inventory efforts, helping you to understand exactly where PFAS exists in your supply chain and to establish a foundational basis to actively manage several business concerns such as:

  • Supply chain disruptions related to product recalls, production delays, and increased costs
  • Compliance with differing state, federal, and international regulations, and bans
  • Alignment with your company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) directives
  • Mitigation of liability risks and litigation

Examples of products that could contain PFAS:

Examples of PFAS

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Help me cooperatively work with my suppliers to understand exactly where PFAS is used in my supply chain

Whether you’ve already started to track PFAS use or are getting organized, Trexin can help you do so in an affordable way to ensure you’re in full compliance with the EPA’s May 2025 PFAS inventory deadline.  Trexin can audit your existing program with benchmarks and best practices, augment your team with additional low-cost resources, accelerate your effort with delivery templates and approaches, or altogether lead your effort with a fully turnkey approach.

Areas of Expertise:

  • PFAS Tracking
  • PFAS Management
  • Supplier Survey
  • Supplier Outreach
  • Supplier Tracking
  • Supplier Documentation
  • Supplier Compilation
  • Analytics

Help me establish or refine a PFAS regulatory and compliance strategy

PFAS supplier tracking and management should be governed by a broader PFAS regulatory and compliance strategy.  Before, during, or after you have launched your PFAS inventory effort, Trexin can help you create, update, or extend your PFAS regulatory and compliance strategy to ensure that you’re on a path that satisfies the numerous and evolving state, federal, and international regulations; that aligns with your company’s mission and ESG directives; and that mitigates the risk of litigation and liability.  Our Advisors have the knowledge and resources to help you navigate the future of PFAS and regulatory changes to come.

Areas of Expertise:

  • PFAS regulatory and compliance strategy
  • environmental, social, and governance (ESG) directives
  • current-state assessment
  • strategy execution
  • strategy roadmaps

Help me mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions

Trexin can help your supply chain management team interpret your PFAS inventory in relation to your PFAS regulatory and compliance strategy to anticipate where there might be a risk of product recalls, production delays, and increased costs.  Depending on your strategy, Trexin can also help you work with your suppliers to identify PFAS alternatives or safeguards, then help you actively manage that transition.

Areas of Expertise:

  • supply chain management
  • supplier risk management
  • product management
  • organizational change management
Tracking PFAS in the Global Supply Chain

Tracking PFAS in the Global Supply Chain

Trexin is helping a large MedTech leader survey its suppliers to fully inventory the presence of “forever chemicals” in their products.

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