1. Welcome and introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Keynote  Closing the loop initiative in Hamburg - developing and using sustainable polymer packaging with different stakeholders

    Kerstin Kuchta Kerstin Kuchta
    Prof. Dr.-Ing., Technical University Hamburg
    Imke Grassau-Zetzsche Imke Grassau-Zetzsche
    Head of External Affairs, Unilever Deutschland
  3. Session 3: Chemical sustainability - the role of the chemical strategy for sustainability (CSS) in embedding circularity
  4. Circularity of resources, not of substances of concern - a recycler's perspective including the role of the Scip dissemination portal

    • Planetary boundaries for chemical pollution exceeded
    • Chemical and waste issues a priority, as important as climate change
    • Key role for waste management and recycling
    • The sector’s responsibility for the quality of secondary materials and resources 
    • Recycled materials/resources free from substances of concern (SoC)
    • Lack of information about SoC and importance of Scip dissemination portal


    Nicolas Humez Nicolas Humez
    Chairman, Hazardous Waste Europe (HWE)
  5. Best practice from the field: Tarkett's sustainable chemicals management for a truly circular economy

    • Tarkett’s holistic  corporate strategy for a safe and circular economy ahead of regulatory change  
    • Ecodesigning circular products with good materials, in closed loops and at scale
    • Addressing transparency needs and digital product passport development  
    • State of play and perspectives: dealing responsibly with legacy chemicals  
    Myriam Tryjefaczka Myriam Tryjefaczka
    Director Sustainability and Public Affairs EMEA, Tarkett, France
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. Stakeholder's views on safe and sustainable by design criteria- high level roundtable and strategic research programme

    Tatiana Santos Tatiana Santos
    Policy Manager: Chemicals & Nanotechnology, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Belgium
  9. Traceability of chemicals in products for a non-toxic, resource-efficient and climate neutral circular economy: Results from a two-day stakeholder workshop

    • A theory of change 
    • Three-step learning process
      • a common vision for transparency 
      • selection of instruments 
    • Cross-impact analysis 
    • First indicative results 
    Martin Führ Martin Führ
    Professor for Public Law, Comparative Law and Legal Theory, sofia/Darmstadt University for Applied Sciences, Germany
  10. Flame retardant selection: Regulatory challenges by class or sub class, and paths to meet sustainability expectations in a complex industry

    • Brief history of regulations affecting halogenated flame retardants
    • Recent activity to regulate as a class or sub-class
    • Alternatives, polymeric bromine and non-halogens
    Mike Goode Mike Goode
    Chief Commercial Officer, FRX Polymers Inc
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Chemical Watch Demo

    Danielle Suttle Danielle Suttle
    Content Marketing Manager, Chemical Watch
  14. Is the full implementation of the CSS going to unmanageably limit the options for downstream users of chemicals?

    • Polymer registration, generic approach to risk management, essential use, restriction and authorisation reform, mixture assessment factor, CLP revision affecting downstream user formulators 
    • What are the expected impacts for downstream users? 
    • Suggestions to manage the impacts, while still achieving the policy objectives 
    Susanne Zaenker Susanne Zaenker
    General Director, A.I.S.E
  15. Global developments for ecolabels: Green Seal ecolabel adds PFAS-free requirement

    • The role of ecolabels in a circular economy
    • Phased approach to PFAS prohibition
    • Lessons learned and next steps
    Nina Hwang Nina Hwang
    Lead Environmental Scientist, Green Seal Inc
  16. Traceability of ingredients for the chemical industry and their downstream users to enable circularity

    • Regulatory landscape for digital product passport: emerging transparency and traceability needs
    • Role of blockchain: Game-changing technology in supply chain communication
    • Experience from front runners in the chemical industry:
      • Dow: recycling of  polyurethane foam from mattress by sharing ingredient information while protecting proprietary information
      • Solvay: tracking polyamide fibres and manufacturing operations in clothing manufacturing to enable selective recollection and recycling 
      • Procter & Gamble: palm oil tracking and mass balance to prove sustainable origin of raw materials
    Lorenzo Zullo Lorenzo Zullo
    CEO, ChemChain
  17. Q&A

  18. Refreshments

  19. Session 4: Practising sustainability – barriers to embracing sustainable chemistry principles and means to overcome them
  20. Experiences and learnings of a first mover on holistic sustainability assessment for chemicals 

    • Clariant’s Portfolio Value Program (PVP) 
    • Case study of safe and sustainable flame retardants – what has been achieved, what is still missing?  
    • GreenScreen, TCO Accepting Substances List, ChemForward SAFER programme 
    • Reducing the carbon footprint – renewable carbon sources, mass balance based  
    • EU criteria development for safe and sustainable by design  
    • The wider context: roadmap for the chemicals strategy for sustainability 
    Adrian Beard Adrian Beard
    Head of Market Segments, Flame Retardants, Clariant GmbH
  21. Sustainability - describing a moving target

    • Challenges for existing versus new businesses and products  
    • Framing the sustainability proposition and accounting for trade-offs and uncertainties across the value chain  
    • Battlefields – prioritising action and managing constraints  
    • Embedding and realising sustainability within your organisation and value chain  
    • Data and reporting – shaping the conversation with your stakeholders  
    Sue Bullock Sue Bullock
    Principal, Product Safety and Stewardship Head of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals, TSG Consulting
  22. Benefits and challenges of ingredient disclosure

    • Supply chain transparency is a growing need, but also one of the largest challenges brands face today 
    • What makes supply chain transparency so difficult?
    • Some ways brands can address supply chain transparency challenges 
    Lori Bestervelt Lori Bestervelt
    Operations Lead, Scivera, Scivera/Enhesa
  23. Final Q&A

  24. End of conference

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