For a world free of hazardous chemicals

A catalyst for change

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


RoHS to restrict more substances in electronics

Advocating for a strong EU directive on electronics

Time to include brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC in the EU directive


SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

A year after its first launch, ChemSec is now presenting an update of the SIN Producers List for Investors with information from the second...


”The SIN List is a major driver for innovation”

European Commission: The SIN List is a major driver for innovation

States the European Commission in their "Thematic studies for Review of REACH 2012"


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

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


Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Lets move from ambition to action: It is time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals


Information about the SIN List in Chinese


Making it easier for Chinese companies and authorities to use the SIN List


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.