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ChemSec launch the Textile Guide

ChemSec launch the Textile Guide - A new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Up until now brand owners and other companies in the textile sector had to invest a lot of money in chemical expertise in order to produce toxic...


A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work


28 new SIN List chemicals to start acting on

28 new SIN chemicals to start acting on

Additional 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern and included on the SIN List


Our new tool SINimilarity


Search among 80,000 chemicals to find out if they are similar to the chemicals on the SIN List!


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

Concrete tools for investors wanting to avoid the risks of investing in high concern chemicals


We are the World - SIN at UN event

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) was established as a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals in order to achieve the goal agreed at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. The goal is that, by the year 2020, chemicals be produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health.


In May delegates representing the part-taking governments, industries and NGOs convened at the 2nd International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM2) to review progress in the implementation of SAICM.



At the SAICM event on Information on Chemicals in Products, ChemSec was represented in the panel and gave a presentation on the challenge of companies trying to gather information on the chemicals in the products and materials they use. The SIN List was discussed as a tool to facilitate the gathering of information and informed decision-making on high concern chemicals.

The SAICM initiative is of great importance to reach overarching information-systems, which are vital in order to ensure upstream phase-out of toxic material.