Publication of the Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just published a report (in English) entitled "Safe and sustainable by design chemicals and materials".

This report presents a framework to develop criteria for chemicals and materials in the context of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). It presents the dimensions, aspects, methods and indicators that can be used to assess chemicals and materials and how criteria can be defined in order to identify those chemicals and materials that are SSbD. An evaluation procedure is proposed to rank chemicals and materials to identify ‘best in class’ on sustainability performance and those that call for improvements or even need to be substituted or phased out.