Our Mission

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The mission of the Chemical and Material Risk Management (CMRM) Program is to protect readiness, people and the environment by identifying and managing risks associated with the chemicals and materials DoD uses.

What We Do

  • Scan for emerging contaminants.
  • Develop policies, procedures and guidance for integrating lifecycle environment, safety and health considerations into the DoD acquisition process. This promotes more proactive chemical management and green procurement across the enterprise.
  • Integrate science, technology, and policy to pursue sustainable use of chemicals and materials.
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How We Do It

  • Collaborate with multiple DoD Components and offices. Build consensus on risks and spotlight actions and investments needed to minimize risks for decision-makers.
  • Catalyze change by providing avenues for DoD to move toward more environmentally protective and sustainable practices. Partner and collaborate with other agencies, industry, state organizations, academia, and non-governmental organizations to achieve common objectives.

Policies and Reports

Since creation of the program in 2006, we have scanned hundreds of emerging chemicals and analyzed whether they pose a high potential impact to DoD's mission. For chemicals with high mission risk, we develop proactive risk management measures to lessen adverse impacts before regulatory requirements are established.
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Why We Do It

  • Protect people and the environment.
  • Protect vital DoD functions and applications. Reduce lifecycle costs of weapons systems, platforms, equipment, and facilities.
Last Modified: 01 October 2015 at 07:00