The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) has been invited to the expert group “High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy” set up by the DG Environment of the European Commission. Since 2021, EuChemS supports the European Commission to realise the objectives of this new strategy by bringing in perspectives on new and innovative science and technology that are relevant to effective chemicals management. EuChemS also emphasises the role of education in developing sustainable solutions.
Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President, is EuChemS representative within this expert group and Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS Secretary General, is a Sherpa (substitute).
EuChemS policy initiatives related to the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability are summarised in the ambassadors’ report.
The first report was released on 25 November 2021 during the 2nd meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. You are invited to have a look at pages 39 – 41 to read EuChemS’ summary of activities.
The second report is expected to be released in April 2022.
As an active member, EuChemS set up an internal expert group to discuss topics regarding the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy and to propose a diversity of perspectives from EuChemS wide network to the European Commission.
At the end of 2020, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to establishes concrete actions for a safer and greener future. This long-term strategy aims to increase the protection of the environment and human health. Its objective is also to ban the most harmful chemicals in consumer products and to phase-out hazardous chemicals that affect vulnerable groups.
By being part of the European Union’s zero pollution ambition by 2050, the strategy will also enable the green transition of the chemical sector and promote high standards and not exporting chemicals banned in the EU.
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