Chemical Watch Global Supply Chain Summit USA

Created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Nov 13, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 at Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, Washington DC

Starts at 4:00 PM · Ends on Dec 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the volume of merchandise traded globally is expected to grow more than 3% in this year and 4% in 2016. This increased volume of products will bring with them new chemicals – some hazardous and some not properly managed.


Developing effective product stewardship and supply chain communication is complex across different regions, as legislation and accepted practices vary. However, they are two of the most important objectives in achieving sound chemicals management.


Thehttp://https// Chemical Watch Supply Chain Summit – US – will examine the state of product stewardship and supply chain communication in the US together with current thinking on how this can be improved to achieve the ultimate goal of safer chemicals in products.


Drawing on examples of best practices and the lessons learned from existing approaches (including those from TSCA, state level approaches and EU REACH) the program will look at the interplay between regulation and safer chemicals together with the business benefits of progressive safe chemicals management through the supply chain.


The program features a review of the latest work being done on the assessment of alternatives to high risk chemicals, highlighting the current thinking on substitution and alternatives assessment from both sides of the Atlantic. Finally, the Summit ends with industry case studies from downstream sectors, including textiles, retail, construction and electronics.

Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel, Washington DC