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Chemsec | Still wanted: Chemical transparency

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What’s in this product? Chances are you won’t be able to find out since the chemical industry and other actors along the supply chain hide behind the lack of stringent regulation and claims of “confidential business information”. This has to change.

Increased chemical transparency has been a main goal and cornerstone of REACH ever since the regulation was implemented in 2007.

And yet – a decade and a half later – consumers, companies, and investors are still mostly kept in the dark when it comes to the chemical content of various products.

This is one of the reasons why ChemSec went to Brussels last week together with representatives from two companies and had a meeting with EU Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius. In the meeting, the importance and urgency of chemical transparency along the entire value chain was discussed as well as the need to fulfill the aims of the Chemical Strategy and move forward with the revision of REACH.



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