This strategy aims to reduce the risks associated with the production and use of hazardous chemicals, and thus better protect citizens and the environment while encouraging innovation for the development of safe and sustainable alternatives. This can be achieved by simplifying and strengthening the legal framework. The Commission will examine possible modes of collaboration between EU scientific agencies and bodies, with a view to establishing a process in which substances are assessed by only one agency. The regulatory framework will also need to be adapted to take into account scientific data on the risk posed by endocrine disruptors, hazardous chemicals present in products (including imported), the combined effects of different chemicals, and very persistent chemicals. .
The Commission's text was amended (in a good way) when it passed the European Parliament's Environment Committee at the end of June (COM ENVI) - see here. This pressure must be maintained so that the parliament as a whole, during the plenary vote scheduled for Friday 9 July afternoon, adopts the resolution proposed by COM ENVI!