Sweden’s catalyst for chemical substitution.

In the autumn of 2017, the Swedish government commissioned RISE to establish a centre for chemical substitution. The Centre’s mission is to support companies and the public sector in their efforts to find substitutions for hazardous chemicals with the goal of achieving the Swedish environmental objective “Non-Toxic Environment” and the UN’s global environmental objectives under the 2030 Agenda.

Phasing out particularly hazardous substances

The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution focuses on substances in the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s PRIO tool, and the Agency in turn follows the European chemical legislation’s criteria for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The Centre’s focus is on reducing the particularly hazardous substances that may be present in consumer products, and we primarily focus on small and medium-sized companies. Would you like to know more about the background for the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution’s activities? Download the inquiry that serves as the basis for the Swedish government’s decision at regeringen.se (in Swedish).

Catalyst for substitution

The vision for the Centre for Chemical Substitution is to be Sweden’s catalyst for substituting hazardous substances. We see ourselves as an important node among companies, organisations, industries, academia, institutions and public authorities, and we promote substitution work through collaboration and exchanges of knowledge among the stakeholders. Do you want to network, collaborate/cooperate or start projects that can lead to substitution along with the Centre for Chemical Substitution? Contact Acting Centre Manager Tonie Wickman at +46 (0)10 516 53 40 or send an e-mail.