Health, Safety and Environment


Our commitment to people and the environment

Background  The chemical industry shares the same goal as all EU citizens; to live in a world where the risks of using chemicals are minimised ...

Best available techniques (BREFs)

To collect information on the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for limiting industrial emissions, the European Commission organises an exchange of information between Member Stat...

Chemicals logistics and the EC Mobility Package

In its efforts to modernise Europe’s transport system, the European Commission has published a Mobility Package, which contains important proposals to improve the social aspects...

Managing exposure to CMR substances at the workplace

Background The chemical Industry uses various chemicals on a daily basis for many different purposes and applications. Some of these require the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic a...

Water framework directive

Although water covers 70% of the planet, less than 1% is available for people to use as fresh water. To ensure waters are well protected at EU level, 20 years ago the Commission...