Chemicals Committee

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jay-west

Chair

Jay West

ACC (United States)

Dominik-Kummerle

Lead

Dominik Kümmerle

Policy Director

Vice-Chair

Kai-Sebastian Melzer

Nickel Institute (Belgium)

Vice-Chair

Ladislav Novák

SPCR (Czech Republic)

Vice-Chair

Shinoi Sakata

Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) (Japan)

  • 01.

    Overview

    Our Chemicals Committee enables private sector access to a wide range of OECD activities on chemical management and safety. The Committee contributes to the development of policies and instruments for chemical testing and assessment, fosters information exchange, and provides a framework for private sector exchanges. The chemicals industry is one of the world’s major economic sectors, and it is committed to acting responsibly, transparently, and in partnership with governments to ensure that its products meet the necessary safety requirements.

  • 03.

    Business engagement at OECD

    By avoiding duplicative data requirements, the OECD environment, health, and safety (EHS) program generates cost savings of about 309 million Euros annually for business and governments. The specific added value of the OECD EHS program lies in its concrete cost–saving effects for industry and governments by harmonizing testing and assessment approaches. The development of high–quality tools and guidance on technical issues as well as the sharing and mutual assistance among members and non–members play a key role in global discussions on chemicals management.
     
    Our Chemicals Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee
    • OECD Working Group of National Coordinators of the Test Guidelines Program
    • OECD Working Group on Pesticides
    • OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents
    • OECD Working Party on Risk Management
    • OECD Task Force on Hazard Assessment
    • OECD Task Force on Exposure Assessment
    • OECD Task Force on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
  • 02.

    2022 priorities

    • Test guidelines
    • Integrated approaches to testing and assessment
    • Hazard and exposure assessment
    • Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)
    • Chemical accidents
    • Pesticides
    • Biocides
    • Plastics and environment
    • Review of OECD Council legal instruments related to chemicals management
    • Risk management of chemicals and the prevention of chemical accidents