Boma Brown-West

Director, Consumer Health, Washington, D.C.

Area of Expertise: Sustainable consumer products and supply chains, safer chemicals, safer food, clean circular economy

Boma's focus is on driving safer products to the retail marketplace in order to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals. Boma works closely with product manufacturers and retailers such as Walmart on sustainability strategies that promote the development and usage of safer chemicals in consumer products. She also leads EDF’s initiative “Behind the Label: a Blueprint for Safer Chemicals in the Marketplace” that lays out a path to corporate leadership. Prior to working at EDF, Boma worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation in product engineering and sustainability. She has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

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McDonald’s new safer food packaging commitment could bolster the clean circular economy

McDonald’s bans toxic chemicals from food packaging, underscoring the momentum to eliminate chemicals that are harmful to human health and the planet.

Amazon just committed to reduce toxics from its food packaging. Which retailer will be next?

Here are five ways to ensure that safer food packaging commitments translate into real results on the shelf.

Safer personal care products: Leadership requires equity

How companies can ensure that everyone - regardless of race or means - has equal access to safe products.

As e-commerce soars, are companies like Amazon, Walmart and eBay being transparent about the products they sell?

Online shopping is at an all-time high. It’s time for e-commerce retailers on the global leaderboard to champion sustainable products.

The future of sustainable e-commerce is here

SustainaBuy: a tool that integrates expertly sourced sustainability data into the online shopping experience.

The roadmap to sustainable e-commerce

A guide for the retail industry to greater transparency about the health and climate impacts of the products sold on their online platforms.