The Element360 Ingredient Database
Nontoxic Certified’s pioneering Element360 ingredient database warehouses information on thousands of unique substances and is the heart of our Ecosystem Approach screening data. It includes all Banned & Restricted List items but goes far beyond that initial list of 6,500 ingredients of harm.
Element360 is a repository for all substances reviewed. Each company we work with receives access to private and personalized substance information.
Element360 allows us to protect the integrity of our data, automate compliance reviews, and provide companies with a library of substances in every item screened for ongoing reference, R&D, and better substance data.
Leveraging this robust data set allows us to quickly review already known substances and provide guidance to companies. We are able to efficiently manage requests for further documentation related to the unique characteristics of any given material (e.g., derivation, manufacturing processes, impurities, use case restrictions, and occasionally, lab testing).
Additionally, our team works with respected scientists and subject matter experts to screen ingredients based on the most current available science, further allowing us to close ingredient data gaps, tracking it all under one roof in Element360.
Element360 is unique, dynamic and constantly evolving. Each time we screen an item we add it to the database, making Element360 a smarter and more informed tool with every review.
Over 85,000 chemicals are currently registered for use in product formulation. Element360 organizes the most common ingredients, substances and materials and records their impact not just on humans, but on the entire ecosystem. While it has been a massive undertaking, we have been developing this database for over seven years in order to provide our partners with nonproprietary ingredient intelligence, prizing ingredient integrity alongside pollution prohibition.