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The European Commission (EC) has published the chemicals strategy for sustainability, published on Oct. 14, 2020. The document lays out more than 50 wide-ranging actions that will directly impact the industry and are listed for completion by 2024.

The document provides the following strategies:

  • 2.1 Innovating for safe and sustainable EU chemicals
    • 2.1.1. Promoting safe and sustainable-by-design chemicals
    • 2.1.2. Achieving safe products and nontoxic material cycles
    • 2.1.3. Greening and digitalizing the production of chemicals
    • 2.1.4. Strengthening the EU’s open strategic autonomy
  • 2.2 Stronger EU legal framework to address pressing environmental and health concerns
    • 2.2.1. Protect consumers, vulnerable groups and workers from the most harmful chemicals
    • 2.2.2. Protecting people and the environment from the combination effects of chemicals
    • 2.2.3. Towards zero chemical pollution in the environment
  • 2.3. Simplifying and consolidating the legal framework
    • 2.3.1. One substance, one assessment
    • 2.3.2. A zero-tolerance approach to noncompliance
  • 2.4. A comprehensive knowledge base on chemicals
    • 2.4.1. Improved availability of chemical data
    • 2.4.2. A strengthened chemical science-policy interface
  • 2.5. Setting the example for a global sound management of chemicals
    • 2.5.1. Strengthening international standards
    • 2.5.2. Promoting safety and sustainability standards outside the EU

Publication Date:
Oct. 14, 2020