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Global minimum transparency standard (GMTS)  for hazardous chemicals in products – A tool for the protection of human  health and the environment from toxic exposure

Global minimum transparency standard (GMTS) for hazardous chemicals in products – A tool for the protection of human health and the environment from toxic exposure

Chemicals in Products

HEJSupport, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and groundWorkSouth Africa, in partnership with the organization for Economic Development (OECD) and the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests of Romania, conducted a side event on June 7, 2022. The event took place in the frame of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions opened on June 6 in Geneva.

The side event introduced the concept of the Global Minimum Transparency Standard for Hazardous Chemicals in products as a tool for companies to disclose hazardous chemicals in their products throughout the whole lifecycle. This will help to achieve an equal level of access to information for all stakeholders, irrespective of country and within and outside the supply chains. The GMTS is a step towards global safety of human health and the environment and stricter regulation or even a complete phase-out of hazardous chemicals.

Speakers at the side event included:
Bob Diederich,
OECD
Paula Chira, Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, Romania

Michaela Simjakova, ECHA
Mafoko Phomane, groundWork

Olga Speranskaya and
Alexandra Caterbow,
HEJSupport

Andreas Prevodnik, SSNC

The joint presentation of HEJSupport, SSNC and groundWork SA is available here:

The presentation from ECHA are available here:

The recording and the presentation from the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, Romania are available here:

The presentation from OECD is available here:

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Written by Olga Speranskaya

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