For a world free of hazardous chemicals

A catalyst for change

ChemSec - bridging the gap between regulators, business, investors, NGOs and science


RoHS to restrict more substances in electronics

Advocating for a strong EU directive on electronics

Time to include brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC in the EU directive


SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

A year after its first launch, ChemSec is now presenting an update of the SIN Producers List for Investors with information from the second...


”The SIN List is a major driver for innovation”

European Commission: The SIN List is a major driver for innovation

States the European Commission in their "Thematic studies for Review of REACH 2012"


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

Concrete tools for investors wanting to avoid the risks of investing in high concern chemicals


Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Lets move from ambition to action: It is time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals


Information about the SIN List in Chinese


Making it easier for Chinese companies and authorities to use the SIN List


New European Chemical Sector report from Vigeo

Vigeo’s 2010 “Chemical Sector Rating” comprises the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of 21 companies from 8 countries. The SIN List has been used within one criterion; Product Safety (policies for nanotechnology risk management, traceability systems and risk management of GMOs, and REACH).

Further issues included in the rating are:
  • Information provided to Customers
  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Reduction of Energy use and Energy related Emissions
  • Waste management
  • Responsible Management of Restructurings
  • The improvement of Health and Safety conditions

Vigeo has analysed companies’ prevention of product safety risks as well as their management of product safety incidents. The rating includes how companies’ product safety risks are assessed and how substitutes are developed for hazardous products. In addition, transparent communication on risks associated with the products and the provision of assistance for customers to correctly use these products are of critical importance for the sector and part of the analysis.

Summary of Vigeo´s 2010 European chemical sector study

For the full report and detailed information on companies rating, please contact Jordi Lesaffer at Vigeo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.