2019 conference highlights
The Future of REACH Authorisation was Chemical Watch’s first REACH-focused conference that focussed on streamlining and improving the efficiency of REACH authorisation.
This one-day conference took place on 18 March in Brussels, Belgium, and offered attendees the chance to hear the latest thoughts on streamlining the REACH authorisation system and to contribute their ideas on how to best achieve this important objective.
Expert speakers from leading organisations including Mayer Brown, the European Commission, Cefic, ClientEarth, and Ramboll shared their expertise on the topic, as well as providing essential advice on choosing the best strategy for substances produced or used that are affected by the authorisation process.
Topics covered across the inaugural conference included:
- Overviews and possible future developments;
- Substitutions as a risk management question; and,
- Specific suggestions to improve the efficiency of risk management.
Cefic calls for end to multiple RMOAs for same substance
The EU should work towards a common agreement on the risk management option analysis (RMOA) process so as to prevent cases where one substance is subject to different conclusions from official bodies. Find out more
Eurometaux outlines sustainable approach to metals substitution
Substitution should be 'non-regrettable' from a chemicals perspective and from a circular economy point of view it should be sustainable, a trade body representative said. Find out more
Tweet from the day:
Our newest conference, The Future of #REACHAuthorisation19, is off to a great start, and we're pleased to welcome attendees from around the world, all looking to improve the efficiency of REACH authorisation. pic.twitter.com/A5sBIJRwG4— Chemical Watch (@chemicalwatch) 18 March 2019