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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Welcome and introduction


    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Managing Analyst, Enhesa Product Intelligence
  3. KEYNOTE: Safe and sustainable chemicals: Needs and opportunities for sustainable products.

    The chemical industry provides the chemicals and materials that underpin 96% of all consumer products.  Amidst intensifying sustainability challenges, this industry will need to provide the new foundational chemicals, that are both safe and sustainable, that will enable a new era of sustainable consumer products.  In this presentation, we will explore the needs and opportunities for new chemicals in sustainable products.

    Rui Resendes, PhD Rui Resendes, PhD
    Director of Development, Change Chemistry
  4. Session 1: Understanding the US regulatory landscape
  5. Overview of emerging state policies

    • legislation and regulatory activity across a number of states;
    • tracking upcoming effective dates, compliance deadlines, and phaseouts; and
    • possible trends in state activity to look out for in 2024 and beyond.
    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product Intelligence, USA
  6. Update on the progress towards implementing the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act

    • The Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act, passed with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 creates a whole of government approach to advancing sustainable chemistry innovation, commercialization and adoption;
    • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has convened an Interagency Sustainable Chemistry Strategy team to develop a landscape of sustainable chemistry activities across the federal government, define sustainable chemistry and develop a national strategy for sustainable chemistry that can help shape investment, incentives, partnerships, workforce development and public-private collaboration into the future; and
    • the implementation of the Act has been challenged by a focus on basic R&D without a bold vision that connects sustainable chemistry to other key administration priorities and inadequate attention to the challenges that companies across the value chain in securing and adopting sustainable chemistry solutions at scale.
    Joel Tickner Joel Tickner
    Executive Director, Change Chemistry
  7. Q&A session

  8. Refreshment break

  9. How to leverage Sustainable Portfolio Management for decision making and integrated sustainable strategies

    • sustainability at Syensqo - sustainable portfolio management as a compass;
    • new market signals; a call for action; and
    • portfolio sustainability assessment (PSA) at World Business Council for Sustainable Development  (WBCSD) - a community of practices
    Mechelle Engemann Mechelle Engemann
    Sr Sustainability Officer, Syensqo
  10. Truth in labeling: Federal and state environmental marketing claims activity

    • current state of environmental marketing claims policy development in the U.S.;
    • specific claims that may be impacted, and how; and
    • ways that stakeholders can get engaged.
    Molly Blessing Molly Blessing
    Vice President of Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Household & Commercial Products Association
  11. Q&A session

  12. Lunch and networking

  13. Enhesa Product Intelligence service presentation and platform demo

    Charlie Savage Charlie Savage
    International Business Development Manager, Enhesa Product Intelligence, Enhesa
  14. Welcome back


    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Managing Analyst, Enhesa Product Intelligence
  15. Session 2: Developments and learnings from Europe
  16. Overview of chemical sustainability drivers in the EU

    • EU Green Deal;
    • Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability;
    • Safe and sustainable by design; and
    • CLP Revision
    Jennifer Haggerty Jennifer Haggerty
    Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group
  17. Green claims and greenwashing

    • state of legislation in the EU;
    • recent enforcement actions and investigations; and
    • strategies for a global approach
    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe LLP
  18. Understanding the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

    • overview of Sustainable Products Regulation;
      • Ecodesign requirements
      • Digital Product Passport
      • unsold goods requirements
      • likely early covered products and timing
    • what impacts might the ESPR have on US federal and state regulations?; and
    • Ecolabels and Green Procurement Standards as precursors to ESPR
    Daniel A. Eisenberg Daniel A. Eisenberg
    Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  19. Q&A session

  20. Refreshment break

  21. Session 3: Extended Producer Responsibility
  22. The status and outlook of EPR in the U.S.

    • overview of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and its current status in the U.S.;
    • outline of the key elements that contribute to successful EPR programs;
    • update on the most pressing EPR topics in the U.S. including packaging, batteries, paint, and electronics; and
    • discussion on the future direction of EPR in the U.S.
    Scott Cassel Scott Cassel
    CEO and Founder, The Product Stewardship Institute
  23. Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility has arrived in the U.S. - Now what?

    • overview of enacted and emerging packaging EPR laws in the U.S., including scope and timing;
    • who will be impacted, and how; and
    • how packaging value chain stakeholders can and should be engage in this policy.
    Dan Felton Dan Felton
    Executive Director, AMERIPEN
  24. Industry experience with battery EPR policy

    • current state of battery EPR policy development at state and federal levels;
    • lessons learned from lead battery recycling programs and laws that have resulted in over 99% recycling rate; and
    • considerations for other battery chemistries.
    Susan E. Bernard Susan E. Bernard
    Director, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Battery Council International; and, Director, Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI)
  25. Q&A session

  26. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetizers with our speakers and attendees.

  27. Close of day one

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