Safer Chemicals Conference 2021

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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?

Latest insights and updates. Networking with peers. Virtual exhibition for best practice and advice.

Pathways to sustainability 10:00-11:30 (EEST)


  • EU chemicals strategy for sustainability: where are we now

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


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

Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency

  • Roundtable discussion: Safe and sustainable products and materials – how to get there?

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

Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency

Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General, European Commission DG Environment

Marco Mensink, Director General, Cefic

Anne-Sofie Bäckar, Executive Director, ChemSec

Susanne Zänker, Director General of AISE, Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group
Networking 11:30-12:00 (EEST)

Interactive sessions 12:00-14:15 (EEST)

  • Work on groups – getting to safer use of chemicals faster

Jonathan Kuster, European Chemicals Agency

Zero tolerance approach to non-compliance

  • Bring your REACH data up to speed

Laurence Hoffstadt, European Chemicals Agency

  • ECHA’s support for industry action

Sampo Karkola, European Chemicals Agency

  • Case study: PFAS in firefighting foams

Peter Simpson, European Chemicals Agency

  • Case study: sustainable products


Networking 14:15-15:00 (EEST)
Interactive sessions 15:00-16:45 (EEST)

  • Contribute to safer drinking water

Panagiotis Zarogiannis, European Chemicals Agency

Substances of concern in products - where are we now

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

Kevin Pollard, European Chemicals Agency

  • SCIP database: tools and tips for preparing a successful notification

Clara Rueda, European Chemicals Agency

  • How to use the data on substances of concern in products

Eoin Brennan, European Chemicals Agency

Poison centres: best practice to help you notify

  • IUCLID tour: how to prepare your poison centre notification

Heidi Rasikari, European Chemicals Agency

  • Cross-sector solution for companies using interchangeable components

Daniele Ape, European Chemicals Agency

  • Poison centre notification IT solution: new improvements coming up

Claudia Rimondo, European Chemicals Agency

Changing public perception on nanomaterials

  • Public perception on nanomaterials

Abdelqader Sumrein, European Chemicals Agency

  • European regulation improves trust in nanomaterials

Abdelqader Sumrein, European Chemicals Agency
Conference closure 17:00 (EEST)

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