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AmCham EU hosts plenary on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

8 Jan 2021
Plenary Meeting

On Tuesday, 15 December AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting on the European Commission’s recently published Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The discussion between representatives from both industry and EU institutions explored the challenges and expectations of the strategy in leading towards a sustainable and toxic-free environment and how companies may play a role in steering these changes whilst remaining competitive and innovative.

The panel discussion was moderated by Natasa Sbrizaj, EMEA Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager for Environment and Sustainability, 3M. MEP Maria Spyraki (EPP, EL) opened the floor stressing the significance of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability in achieving the green transition and the necessity within the strategy for a level-playing field between EU and non-EU companies. Elena Montani, Policy Officer, Sustainable Chemicals Unit, DG Environment, European Commission elaborated on how the Commission will look to implement the various actions within the strategy and outlined the importance of taking a holistic approach to sustainable chemicals. Building on this Alexander Majer, Senior Account Director, Burson Cohn & Wolfe provided the perspective of industry on the strategy and highlighted the value of all stakeholders being involved in the legislative process.