Managing chemicals safely: An increasingly business critical issue

Businesses and regulators around the world are asking for more information on, and insights into, how the management of chemicals relates to sustainable development and the circular economy. Following a decade of continuous regulatory reform, driven by global frameworks such as the UN's Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (Saicm) and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals, companies are still confronting huge concern over the adverse effects of chemicals on human health and the environment. 

Chemical Watch’s Global Business Summit brings together leading figures from the world of chemicals management who will give their perspectives on why the safety of chemicals is integral to sustainable development and quality risk management is a business critical issue.

The conference will explore in detail the global landscape of sharing information around chemicals and the most recent developments impacting businesses up and down supply chains. Speakers will include representatives from government organisations, trade associations, industry, service providers and NGOs.

There will be opportunities to ask questions at each session. And panel discussions will offer lively debate of the important emerging issues.

You’ll also have the chance to network virtually with other attendees.

Key topics at the Global Business Summit: EU, USA and Asia

  • The global picture 
  • EU regulation impacting chemical and product supply chains
  • Challenges and rewards of successfully tackling supply chain information exchange
  • How to measure progress on chemical usage and progress towards safer alternatives
  • Gathering information from suppliers
  • Ingredient transparency
  • Brexit impacts
  • Achieving a Circular Economy 

Who should attend the Global Business Summit?

  • Regulatory affairs managers
  • Compliance managers
  • EHS directors
  • Sustainability managers
  • Product safety/quality control professionals
  • Government regulators
  • Toxicologists
  • Product stewards
  • Service providers
  • Lawyers
  • Consultants