European Union and JRC
Commission Recommendation: A European assessment framework for safe and sustainable by design chemicals and materials On 8 Dec. 2022, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to promote a framework to assess safety and sustainability of chemicals and materials. The proposed European framework sets a common baseline for evaluating safety and sustainability – an important step to increase the protection of human health and the environment against hazardous substances.
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Strategic Research and Innovation Plan for safe and sustainable Chemicals and Materials The current Strategic Research and Innovation Plan (SRIP) delivers on this announcement and highlights current research and innovation (R&I) areas crucial for accelerating the transition to chemicals and materials that are safe and sustainable. The aim of the SRIP is to guide R&I funders in their decisions on investments across EU, national and private funding programmes. It is an opportunity for a more transparent communication among all relevant actors on joint R&I priorities proposed by the wider community: from academia to SMEs, large-scale industry, regulators and policymakers.
Safe and Sustainable by Design chemicals and materials: Framework for the definition of criteria and evaluation procedure for chemicals and materials This report aims at proposing such a framework, presenting the dimensions, aspects, methods, and indicators that can be used to assess chemicals and materials and how criteria can be defined in order to identify those that are SSbD.
Safe and Sustainable by Design chemicals and materials: Review of safety and sustainability dimensions, aspects, methods, indicators, and tools This report aims at reviewing existing frameworks for SSbD, identifying which are the sustainability dimensions included in those framework as well as the parameters, the methods, the models, the tools and the indicators used proposed to address the key issues at stake.
All publications in the Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Sustainability and Safe and Sustainable by Design: Working Descriptions for the Safer Innovation Approach Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, No. 105
Advanced Materials: Working Description Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, No. 104
Moving Towards a Safe(r) Innovation Approach (SIA) for More Sustainable Nanomaterials and Nano-enabled Products Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, No. 96