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  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome and introduction

    Shanda Moorghen Shanda Moorghen
    Business Editor, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa
  4. Safe and sustainable by design – state of play

    • The ‘Safe and sustainable by design’ (SSbD) framework and Recommendation;
    • How the European Commission promotes R&I for safer and more sustainable chemicals and materials;
    • Next steps in supporting the SSbD framework.
    Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos
    Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  5. Impact of CLP hazard classification revisions on SSbD implementation

    • Introduction to DUCC and the platform of 11 European associations which represent “downstream” industries
    • The viewpoint of DUCC on the CLP hazard classification revision process and how this impacts the creation of safe and sustainable mixtures
    • A sector specific example of the CLP hazard classes implementation into SSbD will then be shared by one of the DUCC members, IFRA, the International Fragrance Association
    Giulia Sebastio Giulia Sebastio
    DUCC Manager, Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC)
    Annika Batel Annika Batel
    Regulatory and Product Stewardship Manager, BASF SE
  6. Avoiding the risk of double regulation of chemicals in products within the EU

    • Recent proliferation of chemical-related terms and requirements across various legislative initiatives
    • Applying terminology consistently: substances of (very high) concern, most harmful etc.
    • Defining, restricting and tracking substances of concern under ESPR and in other regulations
    • Are there advantages of multiple regulations in achieving toxic-free material cycles?
    Pearl Nemeth Pearl Nemeth
    Global Sustainable Chemistry Co-ordinator, Anthesis Group
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshment break

  9. How to achieve sustainable products

    • Increased transparency (make the market do the heavy lifting)
    • Recognize alternative providers
    • Stricter regulation drives innovation
    Anne-Sofie Bäckar Anne-Sofie Bäckar
    Executive Director, ChemSec
  10. Blurring the boundaries of safety and sustainability: Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation


    • An overview and status update of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
    • She will discuss the frequently asked questions she receives from her clients on ecodesign
    • How ecodesign is used as a tool in the EU to introduce product safety requirements, whilst also achieving sustainability goals
    Emma Bichet Emma Bichet
    Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
  11. Unpacking the future of sustainable supply chains: Overcoming challenges in mandatory due diligence and transparency requirements

    • How do we build sustainable supply chains in today's rapidly evolving regulatory environment? Join us to explore the latest regulatory developments in the European Union impacting global supply chains and understand how one of our clients is facing associated challenges.
    • We will highlight the major regulatory requirements and share insights on the importance of compliance to ensure products can be placed on the market.
    • Our client, Peter Horvath, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Manager at Corning, and supply chain expert, will address how Corning faces their major challenges and share best practices from his team.
    • An excellent opportunity to gain insights including immediate takeaways you can put into action.
    Marina Dorileo Barros Marina Dorileo Barros
    Content Incubation Manager, Enhesa
    Peter Horvath Peter Horvath
    Global Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Corning Inc.
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch and networking

  14. Enhesa Product service presentation and platform demo

    Louise Osborne, Global Head of Sales, Enhesa Product

  16. Ask the experts panel: Achieving safe & responsible chemistry in the context of sustainability

    Sue Bullock Sue Bullock
    Principal, Product Safety and Stewardship Head of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals, TSG Consulting
    Anne-Sofie Bäckar Anne-Sofie Bäckar
    Executive Director, ChemSec
    Bruno Van Parys Bruno Van Parys
    Corporate Sustainable Development Sr. Officer, Solvay
    Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos
    Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  17. Safety and sustainability criteria incorporation as part of Eco-Labels

    • ECO Label categories and certification schemes
    • Incorporation of Safety and Sustainability requirements
    • Marketing with ECO labelling and Sustainability under “Green Claims” legislation
    Stephan Scheuer Stephan Scheuer
    Head of Business Development - Electrical Products, TÜV Rheinland
  18. Industry experience of managing chemical hazards in an LCA

    • Risk Assessments in REACH and LCA
    • ProScale and ProScale E as alternative for UseTox
    • Example on use of these new approaches
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshment break

  21. Digital product passport and chemicals traceability

    • State of Play
    • What ECOS stands for
    • Chemical Traceability in the DPP
    • Next steps and timeline of implementation
    Emily Best Emily Best
    Programme Manager, ECOS
  22. New regulations on sustainability claims, and blockchain-based software tools to prevent greenwashing

    • Introduction emphasizing the importance of sustainability and traceability in the product lifecycle
    • Overview of new sustainability claims regulations
    • Types and impact of greenwashing
    • Understanding Circularise's blockchain-based traceability
    • Leveraging blockchain to prevent greenwashing
    Rushabh Chheda Rushabh Chheda
    Business Developer, Circularise
  23. Project IRISS - The international ecosystem for accelerating the transition to SSbD materials, products and processes


    John Munthe John Munthe
    Senior Advisor, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  24. Q&A

  25. Networking drinks reception

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

  26. Close of day

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