1. Welcome and introduction

    Kimberley de Miguel Kimberley de Miguel
    Managing Analyst EMEA, Enhesa Product
  2. Session 4: International Standards, RohS and other global updates
  3. RoHS around the world: Examples from certain countries and future developments

    • Overview of RoHS regulations outside Europe: from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates, from China and Japan to California.
    • Key differences in regulatory requirements in these countries.
    • How retailers and brands can proactively overcome these challenges.
    Silvia Lai Silvia Lai
    Global Technical Leader – Regulatory and Chemistry, UL Solutions
  4. E-waste approaches in Asia - current policy status, challenges and opportunities

    • the overall e-waste management approaches in key-Asian countries incl. policies and legislations;
    • the main challenges in regions fighting a growing e-waste avalanche
    • what circular economy and other strategic approaches towards sustainability offer to solve the e-waste challenge
    Ruediger Kuehr Ruediger Kuehr
    Head, UNITAR Bonn Office & Manager SCYCLE Programme / Adjunct Professor University of Limerick (Ireland), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  5. Sustainability standards and the updated EPEAT criteria

    Rachel Simon Rachel Simon
    Senior Manager, Technology Assessment and Resource Development, Global Electronics Council
  6. Q&A

  7. Short break

  8. Session 5: PFAS in electronics
  9. PFAS restrictions in Europe

    • Currently restricted PFAS
    • Recent news about the EU PFAS ban plan
    • Pressure on the electronics industry and its supply chain
    Aury Hathout Aury Hathout
    President and Lab Quality Manager, Enviropass Expertise Inc, Canada
  10. US PFAS regulations and the interplay between TSCA and EPA's PFAS blueprint

    Reza Zarghamee Reza Zarghamee
    Partner, Pillsbury Law
  11. Moving away from PFAS and towards safer chemical alternatives

    • The rapidly changing landscape of PFAS restrictions is challenging but it's also an opportunity.
    • "PFAS-free" statements establish a false equivalency with regards to safety and sustainability.
    • Companies can leverage certifications and supply chain collaborations to find safer alternatives and avoid regrettable substitutes.
    Catherine Rudisill Catherine Rudisill
    Founder & Principal, Safer Chemistry Advisory LLC
  12. Q&A

  13. Break

  14. Session 6: Substance specific issues
  15. Welcome back


    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Lead Sustainability Strategist, IPC International
  16. Navigating the complexities around conflict minerals

    • The presentation will briefly outline the potential risks linked to conflict minerals (such as conflict and violence, corruption and money laundering, health and safety violations, environmental damage, child and forced labor, and other human rights abuses).
    • The presentation will then explore the legal framework in place for the 3TG minerals (i.e. tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold) and the obligations placed on companies under the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation and the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.
    • The presentation will also briefly examine the role of the non-binding OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the UNGPs, and the SDGs for companies in the context of conflict minerals.
    Christine Nikander Christine Nikander
    Founder & CEO, Palsa & Pulk B.V.
  17. Update on the Stockholm Convention and POP substance bans

    • Overview of Stockholm Convention provisions
    • Process for listing new POPs and how to engage
    • POPs in electronics: restrictions and exempted uses
    • What can we expect in the future?
    Timo Seppälä Timo Seppälä
    Senior Officer, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
  18. ECHA flame retardants strategy and the sustainability of brominated flame retardants

    Sander Kroon Sander Kroon
    Director Advocacy Europe, ICL-Industrial Products (IP)
  19. Google’s 2024 Chemical Management Policy: Eliminating high hazards for flame retardants beyond regulations

    Chris Flanders Chris Flanders
    Manager - Environmental Compliance, Google
    Chris Bartlett Chris Bartlett
    Lead Toxicologist, ChemFORWARD
  20. Q&A

  21. Short break

  22. Session 7: New technology shaping innovation
  23. Machine learning techniques for developing sustainable chemical materials

    Gerard Dumancas Gerard Dumancas
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Scranton
  24. Addressing PFAS to enable a sustainable future for computing

    Brooke Tvermoes Brooke Tvermoes
    Manager - Environmental and Chemical Management Programs, IBM Corporate Environmental Affairs
    Daniel P. Sanders Daniel P. Sanders
    Senior Manager – Materials Discovery, IBM Research – Almaden
    Jed W. Pitera Jed W. Pitera
    Strategy Co-lead - Sustainable Materials Research, IBM Research-Almaden
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of conference

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