EU Committee

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability: What is the Generic Approach to Risk Management and How will it be Implemented?

Location: Online Webinar
Access: Full and Patron Members Only
Fee for members: 0
Fee for non-members: 75
Chemicals are essential for the well-being, high living standards and comfort of modern society. They are used in many sectors, including health, energy, mobility and housing.

However, most chemicals have hazardous properties which can harm the environment and human health.

The EU already has sophisticated chemicals laws in place, but global chemicals production is expected to double by 2030. The already widespread use of chemicals will also increase, including in consumer products.

The European Commission adopted its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14 October 2020. The strategy is part of the EU’s zero pollution ambition – a key commitment of the European Green Deal – and aims to better protect citizens and the environment from harmful chemicals, and boost innovation by promoting the use of safer and more sustainable chemicals.

On the 30th September we are delighted to welcome Dr Sylvain Bintein to expand further on this strategy. During the webinar he will explain both the generic approach to risk management and how will it be implemented, and we hope to see you there and ready with questions for the Q&A!

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Confirmed Mr. Sylvain Bintein

Mr. Sylvain Bintein

European Commission,
For the past 15 years, Dr. Sylvain Bintein has been employed at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) as the Team Leader and policy co-ordinator of the legislation for registrations, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the legislation for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) in the Directorate General for the environment. Dr. Bintein leads the development of European legislation with regard to hazard and risk for human health and to the environment from chemicals. He also oversees guidance and monitors the implementation of the CLP and REACH regulations. Dr. Bintein has a PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Metz (France), he is an engineer from the National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (France), and was for 8 years a member of the Scientific Committee to the United Nations Environment Program’s Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, where he was the drafter on risk management and risk profile dossiers for several industrial chemicals and pesticides. Dr. Bintein was also a member of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Science Committee of the Government of Canada between 2014 to 2017.


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