EHS Committee

 Chairman: Don Harrison, Johnson Matthey (United Kingdom)

Objectives of the EHS Committee:
To follow EU and national regulatory developments in the field of environment, health and safety affecting the precious metals industry, namely:

  • Site-related issues:
    • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive
    • Water Framework Directive
    • Seveso Directive
  • Sustainability of precious metals:
    • Waste Framework Directive
    • Waste Electric and Electronic Equipments (WEEE)
    • R of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
    • Raw Materials Initiative
    • Eco-efficiency indicators
  • Risk assessment of precious metals’ manufacture, use and disposal
    • OEL Recommendations
    • REACH requirements (unless covered by the REACH Consortium)
    • Nanomaterials
  • Energy & Climate-related issues such as the Emission Trading Scheme