24 May 2012


Official launch of SUBSPORT – your free online resource on how to substitute hazardous chemicals


Helsinki Chemicals Forum


Helsinki, Finland

There is an urgent need to phase out harmful chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives or techniques to reduce adverse health effects and environmental pollution. SUBSPORT, the Substitution Support Portal, shows you how this can be done, and which alternatives can be used. SUBSPORT is a free-of-charge multilingual web portal providing tools and guidance for substance evaluation and substitution management. The launch includes the first-time release of the case story database presenting practical real-case examples of companies and other stakeholders that have done successful substitution work.
  • SUBSPORT – Substitution Support Portal: moving towards safer alternatives
Raluca Aurora Stepa, Kooperationsstelle Hamburg and Tatiana Santos Otero, ISTAS
  • Collaboration helps substitution of hazardous materials: a case story example from Skanska
Eva-Lena Carlen-Johansson, Manager Sustainability Projects, Skanska
  • Workers’ role in promoting substitution: a case story example from CCOO
Ana García Oliver, Unión Sindical Madrid Región de Comisiones Obreras
  • Bright science for a brighter living: a case story example from DSM
Annette Wilschut, Senior Advisor Product Safety & Toxicology, Royal DSM N.V
  • Q&A and discussion
WHEN: 24 May 17.00-18.00
WHERE: Side event at the Helsinki Chemicals Forum, Room 216, Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland ( Free of charge event. Refreshments will be served.
For information about SUBSPORT, please visit For more information about the launch event, please contact Amanda Huss
SUBSPORT is run by Kooperationsstelle Hamburg IFE GmbH, Grontmij, ISTAS and ChemSec, and funded by the Life+ Programme of the European Union, BAuA (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Germany and Lebensministerium (Ministry for Environment and Agriculture) Austria.
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