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Cefic: "European Parliament Environment Committee vote takes REACH back in wrong direction"


Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is disappointed with the outcome of the EU Parliament Environment Committee vote on REACH. Unlike the earlier votes of the Industry Committee (ITRE) and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), the Environment Committee backed ...


European chemicals legislation REACH must be consumer-friendly

BfR calls for improvements to the test concepts, consumer information and use of alternative test methods in the REACH proposal


"REACH will very much shape the level of consumer safety of chemicals and products in Germany, too, over the next 20 years," said Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel at the first BfR Consumer Forum in Berlin. "Anything that isn't anchored now in the draft regulation," commented Hensel, "will not be ...


BASF receives German Environmental Reporting Award


The German Chamber of Public Accountants has honored BASF with the German Environmental Reporting Award (DURA) for its Corporate Report 2003. Consumer Protection Minister Renate Künast presented the first prize for the best sustainability report to the company in Berlin. In 2002, BASF already won ...


Analytik Jena takes over all partnership shares in AJZ Engineering GmbH from Carl Zeiss Jena


Analytik Jena AG is taking over the remaining 40 percent shares of AJZ Engineering GmbH from Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH with immediate effect. Both companies had pooled their activities in the project engineering business in a joint venture, AJZ Engineering GmbH, at the end of 2000. The legally ...


Reference materials producers launch new European initiative


Public confidence in the results of chemical and biological measurements is important in many aspects of modern society, including consumer protection in food consumption, healthcare, environmental protection and fair trade. Reference materials are cornerstones of modern quality assurance of such ...


Degussa:EU Chemicals Policy Puts Europe at a Disadvantage


Degussa AG of Dusseldorf, Germany, fears that the planned EU harmonization of chemicals policy regulations will disadvantage global competitiveness and innovative ability. As Dr. Thomas Schoeneberg, Degussa Board of Management member and Human Resources Director, explains: "We are concerned ...


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