On October 14, 2015 the Danish Chemicals Forum sent a letter to the European Commission (EC) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) calling for improvement of the EU regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and EU chemicals initiatives. In particular, the Danish Chemicals Forum sees necessity for action in the following areas: 1) The quality of REACH registrations, 2) phase-out of substances of very high concern (SVHCs), 3) endocrine disruptors, 4) nanomaterials, and 5) imports of articles containing substances subject to registration. The forum recognized REACH as a “clear improvement” in European chemicals regulation and accepts their share of responsibility to optimize chemical management and safety in the EU. Further, they urge others to support their proposals and help strengthen REACH.
The Danish Chemicals Forum comprises all stakeholders in the chemicals area in Denmark – including NGOs, industry, authorities, and others – and was established by the Danish Minister for the Environment. The objective of the forum is to enable knowledge-sharing, dialogue and co-operation in the chemicals area.
Danish Chemicals Forum (October 14, 2015). “To the European Commission, ECHA, authorities, NGOs and the business community.” (pdf)
ChemSec (October 19, 2015). “Danish Chemicals Forum calls for REACH improvements.”