Chemicals Policy

Ökopol’s work in the field of chemicals and chemicals legislation, in particular the REACH-regulation, range from the development of practical implementation tools, such as guidance documents or IT-tools, the organisation of strategic dialogue processes, studies on the evaluation of policy success or strategic consulting of enterprises and other actors on their options to act.

Since the discussion on the white book on chemicals policy, Ökopol contributed with several studies and projects to the development of REACH and the ECHA guidance documents at EU level. Furthermore, Ökopol is involved in several dialogue processes, among others on the chemical safety assessment, communication in the supply chain, interfaces with product and waste legislation as well as the monitoring of the impacts of chemicals legislation.

Ökopol develops implementation tools for chemicals legislation on behalf of authorities, industry associations and enterprises. Several consulting services are offered to companies to support them in achieving compliance with REACH and other chemicals legislation.

The content-related organisation of national discussion processes is another focus of Ökopol’s work. Examples of such activities are the national dialogue on nanotechnologies organised by the Ministry of the Environment, the Hamburg competence network REACH and the workshop series Reach in Practice of the Federal Environment Agency.

In addition to the main topic REACH, Ökopol works on the identification of possibilities to integrate substance-related aspects and methods of REACH into other policy areas, such as in the context of the classification and labelling of wastes or the development of criteria under the Ecodesign-Directive or product labels.

Ökopol

  • Assesses substances and develops corporate and sector specific risk management strategies
  • Develops practical tools for the economic actors to assess risks and communicate respective information along the supply chain
  • Represents environmental groups at the expert level in European discussions on chemicals policy
  • Participates in interdisciplinary research projects on the identification of conditions for the dynamic substitution of hazardous substances in the context of sustainability strategies.

Current references concerning Chemicals Policy

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration
Partnership for Sustainable Textiles - Working Group on Chemicals and Environmental Management
Partnership for Sustainable Textiles
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
giz - International Cooperation, Eschborn (DE)

Project partner:
Textiles Industry Stakeholders
2016 – 2020

V612-3
LIFE Fit for REACH - Substition of hazardous substances in companies in the Baltic States
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment (Life+ Program), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF), Riga (LV)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE), BEF Lithuania, BEF Estonia, Ecodesign competence centre, Hendrikson & Ko OÜ, Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre, Health Board Estonia, Kaunas University of Technology, Center for Environmental Policy and others
2015 – 2019

V686, 712
Strategy on Health and Environment - scientific and organisational support to BMUB and UBA (FKZ 3716622060)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
BPW baumgart+partner, Bremen (DE); Bremer Umweltinstitut GmbH, Bremen (DE); ECOLOG Institut gGmbH, Hannover (DE); IUF Leibniz-Institut fuer umweltmedizinische Forschung gGmbH, Duesseldorf (DE); Kinderumwelt gGmbH, Osnabrueck (DE); Lärmkontor GmbH, Hamburg (DE); Wissenschaftsbüro, Berlin (DE)
2016 – 2018

V691
Development of informative web-sites for small and medium-sized enterprises on SVHC in articles
Short description
Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Wuerttemberg (LUBW), Karlsruhe (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
eco-media kommunikation, Hamburg (DE)
2016 – 2017

V708
Scientific and technical support for collecting information on and reviewing available tools to track hazardous substances in articles With a view to improve the implementation and enforcement of Article 33 of REACH
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2016 – 2017

V697
Support in the implementation of the national REACH-congress 2016
Short description
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment Risikobewertung (BfR), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2016 – 2017

V695
Continuation of the German NanoDialogue by the German Government 2016-2017 (FKZ UM 16 65 2150)
Short description
Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2016 – 2017

V689
The strategy for a non-toxic environment of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP)
Short description
European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Milieu Law & Policy Consulting, Brussels (BE)

Project partner:
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven (NL); Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE); Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)
2015 – 2017

V684
Study on the regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals (excluding REACH), in particular the CLP Regulation and related legislation
Short description
European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE), Milieu Law & Policy Consulting, Brussels (BE); NCEC Part of Ricardo-AEA
2015 – 2017

V674
E-learning eREACH - Support for REACH actors (FKZ: 3714 67 416 2) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2017

V660
"REACH in der Praxis" Workshop series (IV) and REACH congress 2014. Support service for REACH stakeholders (FKZ: 3714 67 416 1 ) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)
2014 – 2017

V655
Consultancy services for the registration of substances under REACH ICOF Europe GmbH, Geesthacht (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2010 – 2017

V562
REACH-Hamburg, organisation of a competence and promotion network for REACH in Hamburg Several business companies of Hamburg

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
since 2011

V587
REACH Consulting Various

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
IHK Luebeck (DE); UMCO GmbH, Hamburg (DE); Association of German Engineers (VDI), Duesseldorf (DE)
since 2006

V482, 527, 556, 583
21.11.2017

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