What does emerging environmental policy tell us about the future of chemical regulation?
Time & Location
Wednesday: 12.30 to 13.00, Stage 2
Session Host: Caroline RaineTechnical Director - National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)
About this Session
This discussion will look at the wider environmental policy trends, shifts and conversations to discuss how the ongoing focus on sustainability, at both corporate and legislative level, will likely impact how organisations put chemical products on the market. We will start with nearer policy like the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and the European Green Deal, as well as the intentions underpinning the UK chemical regimen, before taking a wider view further into the future. This horizon scanning discussion will explore substance types and groups which may be enforced upon further, new classification and substance types, as well as enforcement.
Guest panellists embrace a mix of chemical regulatory and environmental policy experts. – including:
- Chris Hughes, Head of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology – National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)
- Nishma Patel, Policy Director – Chemical Industry Association
- Simon Tilling, Partner – Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP
Session Host Bio:
Caroline is a chemical legislation expert, with experience of interpreting and implementing EU legislation relating to hazardous chemical substances. Her knowledge and expertise is wide ranging, covering both supply and transport legislation. This experience has been developed whilst working directly in the chemical industry and through consultancy projects. Caroline is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) for the transport of hazardous goods by road and rail, and holds a post graduate certificate in REACH management. Her depth of expertise means Caroline is able to help clients understand and manage their regulatory obligations, providing bespoke advice and guidance on specific regulatory matters and how best to comply.