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Pick Up the Pace

In order to clarify uncertainties and increase predictability, a number of steps have been introduced to the process of legally identifying Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Unfortunately, in ChemSec's view, these steps have significantly slowed down the population of the Candidate List.

Look Ahead

There are several drivers behind a business decision to engage in substitution. Investors are wise to pay attention to these very same drivers, as they potentially are signs of looming investment opportunities.

The Chemical Footprint Project – 2017 annual report

The Chemical Footprint Project’s second annual report reveals chemical footprinting moves to the mainstream. A diversity of companies across sectors, sizes, and the globe participated in the 2017 Report – demonstrating its relevance and application to a broad array of companies that sell and/or manufacture apparel and footwear, building products and furnishings, packaging, medical devices, household and personal care products, toys, and electronics. Participating companies had annual revenues totaling over $670 billion.


How the REFIT process can make chemical legislations stimulate business and protect health and environment at the same time (June 2016)

In the case of chemical legislation, the REFIT process can have two possible outcomes: either it will iron out any inconsistencies in different chemical frameworks, making it easier for companies to comply, but also reducing protection from hazardous chemicals for the environment and citizens. Or, it will make it easier for businesses to comply and heighten the level of protection at the same time.

This paper will show you that the latter is the most rational way forward. Not only from the standpoint of citizen health and the environment, but also from an economic perspective.

3 steps to support ECHA committee experts (May 2016)

Applications for authorisation are submitted in a way that severely complicates the work of the SEA committee experts. To facilitate the work of SEAC, ChemSec urges ECHA and the Commission to consider three changes to the process.

1. Include a wider perspective on costs and benefits in the socioeconomic analysis.

2. Require applicants to specify the use and function of chemicals in more detail.

3. Make procedural changes to smoothen the process.

Download the full document to read the entire proposal.