Safe and Sustainable Chemicals of the Future: a Paradigm Shift

DATE
Start: 2024-02-21 09:30
End: 2024-02-21 10:30
LOCATION
AmCham Boardroom and online
Spektrum Tower, ul. Twarda 18
00-105
Warszawa
EVENT DETAILS

When thinking about the EU Green Deal, we tend to focus on CO2 emission reduction targets and a socially fair transition towards a net-zero economy. We undermine Europe’s ambition to move towards a toxic-free environment targeting widespread use of chemicals that form virtually every device we use to ensure our well-being, protect our health and security, and meet new challenges through innovation. Chemicals are also the building blocks of zero pollution, energy- and resource-efficient technologies, materials, and products. The increased investment and innovative capacity of the whole European industry to provide safe and sustainable chemicals will be vital to offer new solutions and support both the green and digital transitions of our economy and society.

On behalf of the AmCham Sustainability Committee, we invite you to a meeting entitled Safe and Sustainable Chemicals of the Future: a paradigm shift. Our speaker will be Kamil Szydłowski, Government Affairs Associate Director for Central Eastern Europe in Zimmer Biomet, an AmCham member company. Together we will discuss:

1.    Building blocks of current chemical legislation:
•    Basic rules of today’s registration, evaluation, restriction, and authorization of chemicals;
•    Current standards related to classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures;
2.    Key challenges in implementing EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS):
•    New definitions of safety and sustainability of chemicals;
•    Ongoing and future substance groups’ restrictions.

The meeting (in Polish) will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be chaired by Mariusz Wawer, Head of Governmental Relations and Sustainability at 3M East Europe and the Chair of the AmCham Sustainability Committee. 
We encourage you to visit the AmCham office, Spektrum, ul. Twarda 18, 16th floor (live tickets are limited to 20 people, for those registering live, we ask to click live ticket). The Webex link will be sent to all online attendants before the event. 

When thinking about the EU Green Deal, we tend to focus on CO2 emission reduction targets and a socially fair transition towards a net-zero economy. We undermine Europe’s ambition to move towards a toxic-free environment targeting widespread use of chemicals that form virtually every device we use to ensure our well-being, protect our health and security, and meet new challenges through innovation. Chemicals are also the building blocks of zero pollution, energy- and resource-efficient technologies, materials, and products. The increased investment and innovative capacity of the whole European industry to provide safe and sustainable chemicals will be vital to offer new solutions and support both the green and digital transitions of our economy and society.

On behalf of the AmCham Sustainability Committee, we invite you to a meeting entitled Safe and Sustainable Chemicals of the Future: a paradigm shift. Our speaker will be Kamil Szydłowski, Government Affairs Associate Director for Central Eastern Europe in Zimmer Biomet, an AmCham member company. Together we will discuss:

1.    Building blocks of current chemical legislation:
•    Basic rules of today’s registration, evaluation, restriction, and authorization of chemicals;
•    Current standards related to classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures;
2.    Key challenges in implementing EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS):
•    New definitions of safety and sustainability of chemicals;
•    Ongoing and future substance groups’ restrictions.

The meeting (in Polish) will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be chaired by Mariusz Wawer, Head of Governmental Relations and Sustainability at 3M East Europe and the Chair of the AmCham Sustainability Committee. 
We encourage you to visit the AmCham office, Spektrum, ul. Twarda 18, 16th floor (live tickets are limited to 20 people, for those registering live, we ask to click live ticket). The Webex link will be sent to all online attendants before the event. 

SPEAKERS

Kamil Szydłowski
Mariusz Wawer

SPONSORS