Programme

  1. Coffee and registration

    Chair:

    Joel Tickner Joel Tickner
    Associate Professor and Director Chemicals Policy and Science Initiative, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  2. Session 1: Safer Chemicals - Global Issues
  3. Update from UNEP: Global Chemicals Outlook II

    • Rationale and expectations of a UN Environment “Global Chemicals Outlook”
    • Focus and outcomes of the first Global chemicals Outlook (GCO-I)
    • Scope and focus of second Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO-II)
    • Process and Timeline
    • Expected outcomes of GCO-II
    • Lesson learned and relevance of GCO in promoting the sound management of chemicals
    Pierre Quiblier Pierre Quiblier
    Programme Officer, UN Environment
  4. Maximising opportunities in the Circular Economy while implementing with Chemical Management imperatives

    • What are the barriers?
    • Traceability and identifying what’s there – the value of knowing the source
    • Dealing with legacy issues and the challenge of long lifecycles
    • Is labelling the answer to mark the change we wish to see?
    • Who decides what can go around the loop and how do regulations ensure compliance
    • In view of the tensions, is compromise inevitable?
    Paul Ashford Paul Ashford
    Managing Director, Anthesis-Caleb
  5. Q&A

  6. Refreshments

  7. Session 2: Innovation & Market drivers
  8. The Chemicals Footprint project

    Mark Rossi Mark Rossi
    Executive Director, Clean Production Action
  9. Panel: Making the Business Case for Safer Chemicals

    Companies are driving innovation through their practices as well as by advocating for policies to advance the transition from toxic substances toward safer chemicals and products.  This session will explore some of the latest company efforts that are driving innovation, increasing productivity, and developing safer products. We will also explore the latest policy work by business organizations and companies from protecting Safer Choice, Ingredient Disclosure bills to advancing sustainable procurement.

    Moderator: David Levine, Co-founder and President American Sustainable Business Council

    Panel will include representatives from:

    • Martin Wolf, Director, Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation Inc
    • Susan Inglis, Executive Director, Sustainable Furnishings Council
    • Laura Walther, American Chemistry Council
  10. Q&A

  11. Lunch

  12. Panel: The Role of Product Stewards

    Moderator: Kathleen Sellers, President, Product Stewardship Society, Technical Director, ERM, USA

    Panel to include:

    • David Constable, Director, ACS- Green Chemistry Institute
    • Edwin Bisinger, Regional PSRA Manager, Americas, Akzo Nobel
    • Rajesh Ramamurthy, Head-Product Stewardship Asia, Archroma, India
  13. Five pillars of leadership - a framework for safer products

    Boma Brown-West Boma Brown-West
    Senior Manager of Consumer Health, Environmental Defense Fund
  14. MADE SAFE - creating American's first non-toxic seal for products in use every day

    Amy Ziff Amy Ziff
    Founder & Executive Director, Made Safe
  15. Q&A

  16. Refreshments

  17. Session 3: Alternatives Assessment
  18. The Chemsec marketplace

    • ChemSec and the ChemSec business group
    • Why substitution makes a good business case
    • The need for visibility of alternatives
    • The idea behind the Marketplace and its first year
    • Future of the Marketplace
    Jerker Ligthart Jerker Ligthart
    Senior chemicals advisor, ChemSec
  19. California DTSC: Alternative Analysis Guide

    Meredith Williams Meredith Williams
    Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  20. OECD Work on Risk Reduction and Sustainable Chemistry

    • Update on a cross-country analysis of approaches to support substitution and alternatives assessment
    • Design of sustainable plastics from a chemicals perspective
    • PFASs - Shifting to alternatives
    • Update on OECD’s Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox
    Eeva Leinala Eeva Leinala
    Principal Administrator, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  21. Q&A

  22. Close of Day One - Cocktail reception

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