Linda-Jean Cockcroft is Sustainable Products and Circularity partner in ERM in the Netherlands, where she focuses on EU policy and strategy from a business resilience and enterprise risk perspective. She has almost 15 years’ experience, including industry experience, and a strong track record in EU regulatory and business strategic advisory services. Linda-Jean works with stakeholders on a range of business, policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities, across various sectors including automotive, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and FMCG. In addition, Linda-Jean is a member of ERM’s global PFAS risk management team and has extensive experience in supporting clients as regards the proposed EU ban of >10,000 PFAS chemicals.
ChemCon Europe 2023 is taking place between 23rd-27th October in Vienna, Austria. This five-day event will be focusing on EU and global regulatory and compliance challenges and solutions.
ChemCon Europe 2023 is a global platform which brings together many experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 25 countries. Presentations from more than 50 speakers from governments and industry will focus on the field of international chemical and related legislation and policy from all over the world, like EU-REACH, UK-REACH, TSCA, K-REACH, GHS and country-specific information on inventories, and labelling requirements.
Major topics at ChemCon Europe 2023
ChemCon has a packed agenda, focusing on the most important topics shaping the industry.
As the EU transitions to a low-carbon and circular economy, the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability is one of the key elements of the EU Green Deal. This addresses the essential use concept which will play a critical role in determining which substances can continue to be used, and under what conditions in the new economy. Many of the sustainability subjects will be addressed on Friday 27th October. As the EU sustainability agenda is constantly and dynamically evolving, with new or revised policies and frameworks being announced regularly, this context is central to understanding what is happening and what is coming from the policymakers.
As always at ChemCon, there are special sections dedicated to chemicals policy and developments around the world. Particularly noteworthy this year are the US and TOSCA developments, as well as news on the Toxic Releases Inventory. One of the subjects of greatest concern in both the US and EU at the moment is, of course, PFAS.