This newsletter provides an update on the main events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.
Products of modern biotechnology are rigorously assessed by governments to ensure that they meet standards that ensure human food, animal feed and environmental safety.
This report analyses the rigorous and comprehensive system for assessing and managing chemicals that helps governments and industry save about EUR 150 million each year, through "work sharing" facilitated by the OECD.
2011 was the 40th anniversary of work on chemical safety at OECD. Since its establishment in 1971 the work has grown into the Environment, Health and Safety programme (EHS), now including chemicals, pesticides and biotechnology.
Statement by the Joint meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology concerning SAICM.