15 Aug 2019

Global partnership will address hazardous substances in plastics Locked

UN starts international plastic waste group

Global, Multinational bodies
18 Jul 2019

Cosmetics retailer Sephora launches chemicals policy Locked

Company identifies 49 high priority substances

Global, Multinational bodies
3 Jul 2019

Unece publishes print edition of 8th revision of GHS Locked

Multinational bodies
13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
11 Jun 2019

Feature: Is the EU lowering global standards for toxic and persistent substances? Locked

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies
30 May 2019

UN chemicals secretariat budget could see services cut Locked

Proposed 5% budget increase rejected

Global, Multinational bodies
17 May 2019

Comment: Test methods and IP: do we need more transparency from the administrators? Locked

Businesses need to be aware of any commercial interests when considering what experts say about the validity of test methods

Multinational bodies
17 May 2019

Comment: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management Locked

For biggest potential gains we should look to national governments and multinationals, rather than the UN

Asia Pacific, China, India, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

UN meeting adopts amendments to international conventions Locked

PFOA, plastic waste and Pic procedure in the spotlight

Global, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

Global company DSM to remove NMP from resin products Locked

First target under chemicals of concern goal

Global, Multinational bodies
6 May 2019

Geneva meeting agrees global ban on PFOA, with exemptions Locked

Negotiators add the chemical to annex A of the Stockholm Convention

Global, Multinational bodies
3 May 2019

African and European negotiators dispute POPs limits in waste Locked

Diplomats from the regions disagree at Basel Convention meeting

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies, South Africa
2 May 2019

DSM to phase out chemicals of high concern from coating resins business Locked

CMRs and PBTs targeted

Global, Multinational bodies
2 May 2019

Iarc update frustrates industry and NGOs Locked

Removal of 'probably not carcinogenic to humans'

Multinational bodies, North America
2 May 2019

Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting Locked

Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, Multinational bodies
30 Apr 2019

Aerospace organisation releases substance reporting tool Locked

Aims to address ‘inefficiencies’ in gathering data

Global, Multinational bodies
25 Apr 2019

Apple develops chemicals of concern prioritising framework Locked

Protocol 'adapts and extends' established methodology

Global, Multinational bodies
24 Apr 2019

EU report proposes screening criteria for POPs to capture mobility Locked

Close to 1,000 substances could meet criteria

Europe, Multinational bodies
17 Apr 2019

European detergents body builds case for digitalisation of product labels Locked

Trade body ramps up initiative with Echa, UN discussions

Europe, Multinational bodies
15 Apr 2019

UN talks advance on long-term global chemicals management Locked

Saicm OEWG negotiations progress on funding, objectives

Global, Multinational bodies
4 Apr 2019

ICCA calls for global substance information database Locked

'International navigator' would help build capacity in countries developing legislation

Global, Multinational bodies
21 Mar 2019

Unea4 adopts resolutions to push forward sound management of chemicals Locked

Global, Multinational bodies
14 Mar 2019

Ministerial alliance sets out ambition for a global chemicals framework Locked

Vision does not pursue legally binding agreement

Global, Multinational bodies
12 Mar 2019

Global Chemicals Outlook II: key findings Locked

Report highlights global trends, hazards and risks, and implementation gaps

Global, Multinational bodies
12 Mar 2019

Guest Column: GCO-II and managing chemicals and waste beyond 2020 Locked

Global, Multinational bodies
12 Mar 2019

Global goal for chemicals will not be achieved, says UN report Locked

Despite 'significant progress' GCO II summary finds major implementation gaps

Global, Multinational bodies
7 Mar 2019

ICCA seeks ‘reinvigorated’ post-2020 global chemicals framework Locked

Association to back refreshed international voluntary programme at next week’s Unea-4

Global, Multinational bodies
21 Feb 2019

Cross-sector alliance sets out chemical reporting objectives Locked

‘Mission statement’ sets long-term goal of full material declaration

Global, Multinational bodies
14 Feb 2019

OECD proposal would identify countries regulating industrial chemicals Locked

Many countries still lacking legislation

Global, Multinational bodies
31 Jan 2019

OECD says its chemical work saves €300m annually Locked

EHS programme helps member governments 'optimise the use of their resources'

Global, Multinational bodies