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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The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

The Understanding Packaging Scorecard is a tool that measures food packaging materials so companies can make sustainable purchasing decisions.

Plastic, paper or glass? What companies need to know about chemicals lurking in food packaging

There’s a large and growing body of evidence around the prevalence of toxic chemicals in food packaging and the impact they’re having on human health.

Beauty has a toxic equity problem. It’s time companies champion clean beauty justice.

Brands and retailers have an opportunity to ensure that clean products are available, accessible and affordable for every single customer.

2 keys to the future of sustainable fashion

Companies are vastly behind in making progress on sustainability according the Business of Fashion's Sustainability Index.

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.