What is the European Commission’s Chemical Strategy for Sustainability?


Caroline RaineAssociate Director - National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.40 to 14.00, Stage 2

About this presentation

In October 2020 the European Commission adopted their EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), which sets out the aspirations to achieve a non-toxic environment announced in the European Green Deal. This, essentially, sets out the expectations of the future legislative landscape within the European Commission, which will affect all organisations placing products on the market within the region.

This presentation will briefly unpack the CSS, explain what this is and why it matters, and look at some of the key elements from the strategy to understand what might be coming next that will impact your business from a regulation and compliance perspective within Europe.

This presentation will:

  • Equip you with an understanding of the wider context within the European Union and the background behind the CSS
  • Explore the nearest likely outputs from the CSS and how these may be adopted into legislation
  • Discuss how organisations could potentially manage the impact of these going forward, and what they could

Speaker 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.