Learn about sustainable chemicals management tools and methods

In this workshop, we will share and explore tools and methods for sustainable chemicals management. We will share best practices and case studies to help you understand the business advantages of sustainable chemicals management and how it can be of benefit to your business. We will also look at the various drivers, from regulations to supply chains and consumer pressure.
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Participants in this workshop will also benefit from two virtual sessions with our experts, where they will be able to ask their questions and explore opportunities to drive innovation in their business using sustainable chemicals management

  • Session 1. Free portfolio risk assessment

    Using either a list of substances or a set of Safety Data Sheets provided by the participating company, Yordas experts will run a short report on the potential business risk associated with the substances and products in the company's portfolio. We will take into account not only current hazard and regulatory profile, but also any future risk on the horizon. In the live session, the results will be presented and participants have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on mitigating measures.

  • Session 2. Risk register live

    Building on the robust processes from the ISO framework, in this live session our experts will explain how a risk register can be used to help mitigate risk of non-compliance with chemicals legislation, and work with the participant to complete a number of example entries in the template risk register. The completed risk register will be sent to the participant after the live session for future reference.

The workshop is organised into 4 units

  • Drivers for sustainable chemicals management

  • Supply chain communication

  • Managing business risk

  • Horizon Scanning and Regulatory Monitoring

At a glance

Here is a summary of what you can expect from this workshop

  • 7 hours to complete the workshop, including 3.5 hours of live engagement with our experts

  • Practical exercices and case studies

  • Pdf slides to download

  • Free of charge to eligible companies

  • 2 virtual sessions with the NextGenChem scientists & experts

Workshop curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Sustainable Chemicals Management

    • Initial Knowledge Survey

    • Sustainable Chemicals Management Introduction Handout

    • Introduction to Sustainable Chemicals Management

    • Introduction: Further reading

  • 2

    Module 1: Drivers for Sustainable Chemicals Management

    • Module 1: Part 1 The circular economy argument for phasing out harmful chemicals

    • Module 1: Hive - How to look up a substance

    • Module 1: Practical Exercise

    • Module 1: Part 2 What are the drivers for sustainable chemicals management

    • Module 1: Further reading

  • 3

    Module 2: Supply Chain Communication

    • Module 2: Part 1 Chemicals information in the supply chain - needs and challenges

    • Module 2: Part 2 Full Material Disclosure - feasibility and alternatives

    • Module 2: Hive - How to use the materials app

    • Module 2: Practical exercise

    • Module 2: Part 3 Data collection case studies

  • 4

    Module 3: Managing Business Risk

    • Module 3: Part 1 Types of business risk

    • Module 3: Part 2 Risk management case studies

    • Module 3: Part 3 Chemical Management Systems

    • Module 3: Further reading

  • 5

    Module 4: Horizon Scanning and Regulatory Monitoring

    • Module 4: Part 1 What are Horizon Scanning and Regulatory Monitoring

    • Module 4: Hive - How to set up custom notifications

    • Module 4: Part 2 Case Studies

    • Module 4: Introduction to GRMS2

    • Module 4: Part 3 Further case studies

    • Module 4: Further reading

  • 6

    Test your knowledge

    • Test your knowledge now you have completed the workshop

  • 7


    • Evaluation - Please choose the most appropriate answer to each statement


Principal: Product Stewardship

Sandra Meijer

Dr Sandra Meijer (PhD, Environmental Chemistry) is a recognised expert on chemicals management and product stewardship. Dr. Meijer developed the Group’s highly regarded Yordas Hive suite of regulatory compliance tools for industry, as well as industry specific tools such as GRMS2 for the automotive industry. Sandra has extensive knowledge on how global chemicals regulations impact supply chains, with a particular expertise in the advanced manufacturing sector. She has delivered numerous training workshops for industry on topics such as REACH, Regulatory Inspections, Substances of Very High Concern, etc. and works closely with industry bodies such as ACEA and IAEG. Sandra believes passionately that product stewardship is about harnessing the power of data to move beyond simple compliance to build a more sustainable business.

Senior Regulatory Consultant

Joanna Matthew

Joanna is a senior regulatory specialist with 19 years experience in the chemical and environmental sectors. With extensive experience of the automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries, Joanna is responsible for co-ordinating custom projects relating to horizon scanning and emerging regulations, regulatory fact sheets and summaries, global monitoring services and custom software development. Joanna is also experienced in the field of consumer products regulations, including the compilation and maintenance of Restricted Substances Lists and Manufacturing Restricted Substances Lists.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate how sustainable chemicals management can benefit your business 
  • Understand the ways in which sustainable chemicals management can help manage business risk 
  • Identify different tool and methods and their pros and cons
  • Be aware of best practice in sustainable chemicals management 
  • Implement various tools and methods in your own business

How you will benefit from this workshop

  • Identify the Business advantage of sustainable chemicals management

  • Be aware of the need for information in the supply chain

  • Appreciate the key benefits and challenges of using sustainable chemicals

This workshop series is suitable for companies using, producing or selling / distributing chemicals or finished products. For example chemical manufacturers and formulators, advanced engineering companies, distributors and retailers. Industries we have worked with include

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Electronics

  • Speciality chemicals

  • Paints and coatings

  • Consumer products

Contact us so we can discuss your eligibility to participate in this workshop free of charge