Programme

Value chain initiatives for retailers managing chemicals

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    Chair:

    Emma Chynoweth, Chief Customer Officer, Chemical Watch, UK

  2. Registration

  3. Keynote  The work of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council Retailer Leadership Council

    • Retailers’ critical role in driving safer chemistry: they need to clearly communicate their innovation needs and be willing to collaborate to scale solutions
    • The RLC provides a forum to share experiences and engage with the value chain to respond to increasing consumer demands for greener products
    • An overview of lessons learned from the RLC over its five year existence
    Joel Tickner Joel Tickner
    Associate Professor and Director Chemicals Policy and Science Initiative, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  4. Session 1: Consumer awareness
  5. AskREACH Project: Article 33 requests and consumer awareness: impact on retailers

    • Your shelves and your clients: communicating information on substances of very high concern (SVHC) in your articles
    • AskREACH: What is it and how can it help you to fulfil your obligations?
    • How can you as a retailer get involved in AskREACH project?
    Oona Freudenthal Oona Freudenthal
    Regulatory Science Engineer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  6. Consumer council project finds online products non-compliant with EU regulation

    • Compliance of cosmetic products bought on an online marketplace – survey presentation: findings, implications and consumer advice
    • Challenges for the consumer when buying online– lack of information and how to improve
    Stine Muller Stine Muller
    Project manager, Danish Consumer Council Think Chemicals
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. Session 2: Supply chain drivers
  10. How transparency and traceability connect chemical compliance with ethics, supply chains and consumers - brands based on knowledge (built environment as a case study)

    • Consumer awareness of indoor air quality within retail stores (built environment case study)
    • Increasingly user interest in chemicals within their spaces as well as products they buy
    • Components where communication of credentials throughout supply chain is fundamental to achieving greater level of sustainability
    • Chemicals, sustainability, built environment and supply chain are all linked and require transparency to be understood
    Katie Livesey Katie Livesey
    Sustainability project lead, Intertek
  11. Is Coop Danmark replacing the regulator through its chemicals strategy in their supply chain?

    Malene Teller Blume Malene Teller Blume
    Quality Manager, Coop Danmark
  12. Dow initiative around transparency in the supply chain

    via video link

    Michelle Andriot Michelle Andriot
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, The Dow Chemical Company
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

  15. Session 3: Safer chemicals in products
  16. How IKEA identify and substitute chemicals of concern effectively

    • IKEA’s position on chemicals
    • IKEA’s work to phase out and substitute chemicals of concern including some concrete examples
    • Work to avoid regrettable substitutions
    • Cooperation with suppliers and sub-suppliers to secure safe, healthy and compliant products
    Therese Lilliebladh Therese Lilliebladh
    Product Requirement Manager, Chemicals, IKEA of Sweden, IKEA Range & Supply
  17. Trade Association Perspective

    Els Bedert Els Bedert
    Head Product Policy, EuroCommerce
  18. Procter & Gamble: a ‘fast moving consumer goods’ perspective on chemicals safety, transparency and sustainable innovation

    Mark Stalmans Mark Stalmans
    Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
  19. Panel discussion including Q&A on overcoming the challenges retailers and their suppliers face in moving safer chemicals goals forward

    • What are the main chemicals management challenges in the value chain?
    • And what value chain activities would best drive:
      • ingredient transparency
      • safer chemicals in consumer products
      • meaningful communication with consumers

    Moderator: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor and Director Chemicals Policy and Science Initiative, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US

    Panel discussion on circular economy and food contact materials

    Panelists:

    Mark Stalmans Mark Stalmans
    Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
    Malene Teller Blume Malene Teller Blume
    Quality Manager, Coop Danmark
    Therese Lilliebladh Therese Lilliebladh
    Product Requirement Manager, Chemicals, IKEA of Sweden, IKEA Range & Supply
    Els Bedert Els Bedert
    Head Product Policy, EuroCommerce
  20. Refreshments

  21. Session 4: Engaging with UK REACH after exit
  22. EU exit/REACH

    Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK Government

  23. Q&A

  24. Informal post Q&A discussion with time for some individual questions

    Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK Government

  25. Close of conference

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