Global Business Briefing – September 2016
The briefing is available to registered subscribers only.
Access to this issue is only available to current subscribers. Subscribe today
Top stories in this month's briefing:
- Geraint Roberts looks at where EU chemicals policy may be heading following the second REACH review, which is currently underway
- Canada's Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is in scope of the recently announced review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (Cepa). Kelly Franklin finds out what's on the horizon for the CMP?
- The US EPA has not regulated an existing chemical under TSCA for 27 years - W. Caffey Norman of law firm Squire Patton Boggs explains why this hiatus is about to end.
- Guillaume Krepper of Swiss-based asset management bank, J Safra Sarasin, gives insight into why there is a growing need to understand companies' chemical footprint, and the difficulties in grasping financial risks relating to their management of chemicals
- Michael Gibb, conflict resources campaign leader for NGO Global Witness, offers his opinion on why the European Commission's plan to control trade from areas of conflict provides few assurances that all minerals entering the EU are sourced responsibly
- Denmark's minister for the environment and food, Esben Lunde Larsen, takes on our guest column spot this month, and offers his personal views on why the European Commission's criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals fall short
Download the September issue here
Contents of this month's briefing
- Where next for EU chemicals policy?
- Taking stock of Canada's CMP
- US EPA moves to implement TSCA section 6
- REACH data-sharing: issues arise for lead registrants
- Hazardous chemicals: the new carbon?
- Endocrine disruptors: criteria, testing and assessment
- Conflict minerals: breaking the cycle
- Denmark's environment minister: Why the Commission's EDCs criteria fall short
- In the news