Moderator:Seth GoldbergPartner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Coffee and Registration
- Session 1: External Global Drivers - Keynote Session
Megatrends in the chemical and downstream industriesRafael CayuelaCorporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
European chemical industry towards the mid century
Marco MensinkDirector General, Cefic - The European Chemical Industry Council, Belgium
- Technological trends and developments that will shape Europe and the chemical industry
- Evolving business models
- Value chain and sectoral interconnection
- Leading to a circular and sustainable society with the European chemical industry at the heart
Global Chemicals Outlook II: Key insights for the future of chemicals and waste management
Achim HalpaapSpecial Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, Switzerland
- GCO II launched in March 2019 detailing progress in the implementation of the globally agreed 2020 goal
- Also features options for action for implementation in the near future and before 2030, the time frame of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
- Important aspect to advance private sector governance for sustainable supply chain management, ensure chemicals information flow & full material disclosure throughout supply chains and broader product life cycle, including the recycling sector.
Global trends in addressing chemical pollution
Mengjiao (Melissa) WangSenior Scientist, Greenpeace International (Science Unit)
- Chemical pollution: a global issue and life cycle view
- Chemical pollution: cocktail of chemical mixtures from multiple exposure pathways
- Examples: plastics, micro-plastics, and chemicals
- Chemical pollution: gaps to be addressed
Bringing new chemicals to market: understanding the EU and US regulatory systems
Bjorn HansenExecutive Director, European Chemicals AgencyNancy BeckPrincipal Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
- How do the EU and US regulations differ and where are they the same, in particular for new chemicals?
- Does this matter for our respective industries in the long run and for health and the environment?
- Where do opportunities exist for collaboration, sharing of information and harmonization?
Has the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) made a difference so far? – a panel discussion
Brief round-up on SAICM & Sustainable Development Goals
Achim Halpaap, Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Switzerland
- Have countries and businesses taken action on chemicals management as a direct result of SAICM?
Panel to include:Achim HalpaapSpecial Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, SwitzerlandNhat NguyenChief Analyst, Chemical WatchBjorn HansenExecutive Director, European Chemicals AgencyNancy BeckPrincipal Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
- Session 2: corporate drivers – the use of data for innovation
Moderator:Erwin AnnysHead of Unit Support and Enforcement, Echa, Finland
Case study - using internal data for research and development, procurement and customer services
Lorraine FrancourtChemical Policy & Circular Economy Director, Dow Europe
- A data-driven sustainability assessment of products, strategies, and actions of a business can drive innovation
- Measuring progress is complex, with multiple issues and indicators across the life cycle of products
- Dow has developed and implemented an annual process that focuses on four themes: product risks, addressing world challenges, strategy and recognition, and value chain engagement
- Linked to our sustainability goals, the process promotes dialogue, actions, and improvements by business units and raises sustainability awareness in the company and beyond
Case study - using data for complying with different jurisdictionsSamer AburousSenior Expert Global Notification, S&C Perfumery Excellence, Symrise
- Session 3: Corporate Drivers - Substance tracking
Systems for substance tracking - the ECHA database for substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles
Bo BalduyckProject Manager, Echa, Finland
- Background of the database
- Introduction to the project
- Current state of play
Industry perspective on ECHA database for substances of very high concern (SVHC)s in articlesRiccardo CorridoriEnvironmental, Health and Safety Affairs Senior Manager, COCIR
Case study - Zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) blockchain project combining product compliance and sustainable chemistryFrank MichelExecutive Director, ZDHC Foundation, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, The Netherlands
Towards globally harmonized communication in the supply chain on substances in articlesMartin FührProfessor for Public Law, Comparative Law and Legal Theory, sofia/Darmstadt University for Applied Sciences, GermanyStéphane ContentManager Product Stewardship, Cefic
- Session 4: Panel discussion
Panel discussion - The future post-2020
Moderator: Mamta PatelCEO & Co-Founder, Chemical WatchJohn OrtizVice President, Inks and Sustainability, MemjetFrank MichelExecutive Director, ZDHC Foundation, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, The NetherlandsAchim HalpaapSpecial Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, SwitzerlandRafael CayuelaCorporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
- What will be the key drivers and trends for chemicals management in global supply chains post-2020?
- How should businesses prepare to respond to these?
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