Alissa Sasso

Manager, Washington, D.C.

Area of Expertise: Sustainable consumer products, safer chemistry

Alissa focuses on reducing human exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products, including food, apparel, and personal care products. She works with companies and their supply chains to promote effective business solutions to protect consumer health. Alissa has worked in close collaboration with Walmart on the implementation of their successful Sustainable Chemistry Commitment. She also supports EDF’s initiative Behind the Label: a Blueprint for Safer Chemicals in the Marketplace that lays out guidance for retailers and brand manufacturers to implement safer product strategies.

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“Know Better, Do Better”: EDF Joins Groundbreaking Collaborative to Advance Chemical Safety in the Beauty Industry

ChemFORWARD launches the “Know Better, Do Better” Collaborative to increase chemical hazard data availability and advance safer ingredients.

Three reasons 2023 is the year for companies to center #CleanBeautyJustice

2022 saw movement towards safer chemicals from new cosmetics legislation, company actions & research showing Black women’s disproportionate exposure.

Retailers are using accelerators to get safer, cleaner beauty and personal care products on store shelves

Collaboration through accelerator programs that prioritize sustainability can be a win-win for both the small brands and the big retailers.

What does “clean beauty” mean? New framework gives a path forward

In an underregulated marketplace, the beauty industry needs to champion credible and transparent clean beauty programs.

Sephora sets the standard for bringing clean, safer products to the marketplace

Through ambitious goals, public accountability and authentic action, Sephora is rising as a leader in advancing safer product innovation.

Companies respond to growing investor calls for transparent chemicals management

Chemicals management is a long overdue topic of discussion for boardrooms. Here's why that needs to change.