Cosmetic regulation: what’s next?
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Presentation by Roman Mokry (European Commission)
The European Green Deal is the European Commission’s new growth strategy to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, operating in a toxic-free environment with zero pollution.
The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted in October 2020 outlines the European Commission’s strategy to better protect citizens and the environment against hazardous chemicals and encourage innovation for the development of safe and sustainable alternatives in the framework of the EU Green Deal.
The Strategy fully recognizes the fundamental role of chemicals for human well-being and for the green and digital transition of European economy and society. At the same time, it acknowledges the urgent need to address the health and environmental challenges caused by the most harmful chemicals. In this spirit, the Strategy sets out concrete actions to make chemicals safe and sustainable by design and to ensure that chemicals can deliver all their benefits without harming the planet and current and future generations.
The Strategy recognizes the need for a targeted revision of the Cosmetic Products Regulation, alongside other chemicals legislation including the REACH Regulation and CLP Regulation, to achieve its objectives by addressing a number of problems that have been identified.
The overall objective of the targeted revision is to ensure that relevant provisions of the Cosmetic Products Regulation reflect the ambitions of the Commission on innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and a high level of protection of health and the environment, while preserving the internal market, as provided for in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.