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ChemSec - bridging the gap between regulators, business, investors, NGOs and science

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ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

EU court rules ChemSec was right asking for the names of the chemical manufacturers that produce SIN-list chemicals, but not the...

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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...

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A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work

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SINimilarity gets an extensive update

Free of charge chemistry tool empowers non-chemists

Non-profit ChemSec today reveals the updated SINimilarity tool.

The tool gives non-experts vital chemical...

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What´s your chemical footprint?

What´s your chemical footprint?

Nowadays it's common business practice to know and publish the corporate carbon footprint. And the "What you measure – you can manage" approach...

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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.