This conference is part of the Betriber & Emwelt event series.

The Environmental Administration and the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor through its Resource Centre for Environmental Technologies (CRTE) offer a series of information sessions to companies and public organisations on topics related to the environment.

Is your company a formulator or downstream user of chemicals and need to anticipate the restriction or ban of hazardous substances in use?

Do you supply chemical products including biocides and need to find and compare suitable alternatives for your customers?

Are you producer of articles and need to know whether chemicals will still be available in the future to be used in your products like electronic devices or food contact materials intended to be placed on the EU market?

Do you want to turn safety needs and substitution pressure into innovation opportunity?

 –The substitution principle in European chemicals legislation: REACH&CLP and downstream legislation like product-specific pieces (e.g. RoHS, End-of-Live Vehicles), occupational health, pesticides and biocides, VOC.

 –Tools for anticipation of regulatory constraints and substitution: The regulatory cascade, How to find information on substances? SUBSPORT – The Substitution Support Portal, How to compare alternatives? Practical tips.

 –Case studies on regulation-driven innovation: Chance and challenge for companies – reduce risk and finding alternatives, equivalent performance and innovative solutions, impact on supply chain, compliance and competitiveness.

Substitution of hazardous chemicals is a fundamental measure to reduce risks to human health and the environment and policy instruments are a major driver for substitution and consequently impact innovativeness of industry. European Union has modernised its chemicals legislation and introduced new principles strongly emphasising the substitution of chemicals with severe intrinsic properties by restricting their use or phasing out. Consequently, companies, especially small and medium-sized, face several challenges when considering substitution of chemicals which they use and which play a key role in their product or process and thus in business and competitiveness. However, anticipation of regulatory constraints as competitive advantage may allow for regulation-driven innovation.

The event targets representatives from RDI, Marketing and Purchase, Regulatory Affairs, Environment Health & Safety. Networking and information platform for companies: SMEs and downstream user of chemicals, suppliers, RDI actors and potential partners.

The event is organised with the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg run by CRTE and as part of the Centre’s activities to support companies in the field of chemicals legislation.

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