Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2024 report

Members’ report  

Read about the biggest chemicals management talking points from this year’s Helsinki Chemicals Forum.

In this free report, gain insights into views of policymakers and regulatory and compliance professionals dealing with the challenges of human health and environmental protection. 

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The Helsinki Chemicals Forum, held from 10-11 April, is a global gathering advocating for the safe management of chemicals. 

Who should read this?  

This report is a valuable resource for policymakers, regulatory and compliance professionals, and academics seeking to understand the diverse political landscapes and challenges in preserving human health and the environment.  

What does the report cover?  

Over two days of debate, the Helsinki Chemicals Forum serves as a reference point for stakeholders worldwide. The report highlights the discussions focused on five main themes:  

  • Global Framework on Chemicals how this new framework aims to influence worldwide supply chains towards safer chemicals management; 
  • EU’s substitution planning efforts – how these can help create regulatory certainty, promote investment in safer alternatives and speed up substitution of the most harmful chemicals; 
  • chemicals legislation around the world – the learnings from changes in the US, Canada, Australia and Japan; 
  • economic instruments for chemicals management – how the use of economic instruments is increasing; and  
  • EU’s Transition Pathways for Sustainability – its role in showing how industrial sectors can achieve both the bloc’s chemicals and industrial strategies.