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Safer Chemicals Conference 2021

Enrich. Engage. Network.

Europe is leading the way towards a more sustainable and toxic-free environment.

How are ECHA and its partners supporting companies on the path to sustainability?
What are the regulatory expectations in the evolving landscape and how can we help you meet them?

More than 2 000 people from all over the world joined us on 6 October 2021 to share insights on this.

If you missed out, the materials and recordings are available here.

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Welcome

Heidi Rasikari
ECHA
Video

Keynote              

EU chemicals strategy for sustainability: where are we now

   
Florika Fink-Hooijer
Director-General
European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
Video

Keynote                      

How sustainability, innovation and regulation drive for chemicals and products of tomorrow

Bjorn Hansen
Executive Director
European Chemicals Agency
Video 

Roundtable discussion

Safe and sustainable products and materials – how to get there?

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Moderator: Jack de Bruijn
Director of Prioritisation and Integration
European Chemicals Agency

Bjorn Hansen
Executive Director
European Chemicals Agency

Cristina de Ávila
Head of Unit - Sustainable Chemicals
European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment

Marco Mensink
Director General
European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

Anne-Sofie Bäckar
Executive Director
International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec)

Susanne Zänker
Director General
International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE)
Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC)

Work on groups – getting to safer use of chemicals faster

Jonathan Kuster
European Chemicals Agency
Slides | Video

Zero tolerance approach to non-compliance

Bring your REACH data up to speed

 

ECHA’s support for industry action 



Laurence Hoffstadt
European Chemicals Agency
Slides | Video

Sampo Karkola
European Chemicals Agency
Slides Video



Video of full session with Q&A

Case study: PFAS in firefighting foams

Peter Simpson
European Chemicals Agency
Slides Video

Company case study: Circa Group – Replacing toxic NMP solvent with a green and sustainable alternative

Dr Jason Camp
Chief Technology Officer Circa Group
Video

Company case study: Clariant – Driving performance with safe and sustainable by design

Richard Haldimann
Head of Sustainability
Clariant
Slides | Video

Contribute to safer drinking water

Panagiotis Zarogiannis
European Chemicals Agency
Slides | Video

Substances of concern in products - where are we now

One year of the SCIP database: key learnings and way forward
 


SCIP database: tools and tips for preparing a successful notification
 


How to use the data on substances of concern in products

 

Kevin Pollard
European Chemicals Agency 
Slides Video

Clara Rueda
European Chemicals Agency
Slides Video

Eoin Brennan
European Chemicals Agency
Video



Video of full session with Q&A

Poison centres: best practice to help you notify


Improvements to submitting your poison centre notification 



Cross-sector solution for companies using interchangeable components



IUCLID tour: how to prepare your poison centre notification

 

Claudia Rimondo
European Chemicals Agency 
Slides Video

Daniele Ape
European Chemicals Agency
Slides | Video

Heidi Rasikari
European Chemicals Agency
Slides | Video



Video of full session with Q&A

Changing public perception on nanomaterials

Public perception on nanomaterials
 

Does European regulation improve trust in nanomaterials?

 

Abdelqader Sumrein
European Chemicals Agency
Slides Video

Jenny Holmqvist
European Chemicals Agency
Slides Video



Video of full session with Q&A

Conference closure
Closing words Heidi Rasikari
European Chemicals Agency
Video 

Exhibition - visit our virtual booths

 
Meet the helpdesks Video 
Presentation
Supporting safer chemicals worldwide Presentation
Poison centres and the unique formula identifier - what you need to know Video
Presentation: UFI matters!
Guide: Cross-sector solution for companies using interchangeable or highly variable components
Let's navigate through the Biocidal Products Regulation Video: SPC Editor dos and don’ts
Presentation: Walkthrough of BPR
Presentation: Update on guidance
Presentation: Revised product assessment templates
Substances of concern in products - a safer circular economy in Europe Video
Do you know how the Prior Informed Consent Regulation works in the EU? Presentation
Doubts about which chemicals laws apply to your business? Use EUCLEF, the EU Chemical Legislation Finder Video
European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) - Boosting innovation and growth within the European chemical industry Presentation
International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec): Don’t let hazardous chemicals ruin your product Presentation
Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC): Committed to safe and sustainable chemical mixtures Video 
Leaflet

 

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