Socio-economic analysis in REACH
Socio-economic analysis is a well established method of weighing up the pros and cons of an action for society as a whole and plays a vital role in the restrictions and authorisation processes under REACH. Restrictions proposals need to contain a description of the risks as well as information on the health and environmental benefits, the associated costs and other socio-economic impacts. Companies that apply for an authorisation to use substances in the Authorisation List may include a socio-economic analysis as part of their application.
Examples of socio-economic analyses and analyses of alternatives
These examples are illustrative in terms of the clarity of reporting, the coverage of the key issues as well as the extent to which the analyses are evidence-based and referenced.
ECHA's intention is to update the list periodically with the aim of having a good coverage of examples relevant to applications for authorisation.
Valuation of health impacts
Costs of risk management
Understanding socio-economic analysis
- 11-12 January 2016 Expert workshop on the valuation of health impacts of chemicals: Recent progress and remaining gaps in the economic valuation of health endpoints
- 10 March 2011 Joint Workshop RAC-SEAC on Impact Assessment: Approaches for translating the results of environmental risk assessments for use in socioeconomic impact assessment under REACH