The SUBSPORT information portal is intended to constitute a state-of-the-art resource on safer alternatives to the use of hazardous chemicals. It is a source of not just information on alternative substances and technologies, but also of tools and guidance for alternatives assessment and substitution management.
The information provided on SUBSPORT can support companies in fulfilling substitution requirements of EU legislation, such as those specified under the REACH authorisation procedure, the Water Framework Directive or the Chemical Agents Directive. Furthermore other stakeholders like authorities, environmental and consumer organisations as well as scientific institutions will benefit from the portal. Furthermore, training on substitution methodology and alternatives assessment is provided.
In addition, the SUBSPORT team maintains a network of experts and stakeholders who are active in substitution. The network assists in content development and promotion of the portal as well as ensuring sustainable updates and maintenance.
The organizations behind SUBSPORT are very active as stakeholders to support current substitution activities and related initiatives within the EU as well as on a global level (e.g. ECHA, OECD). Disseminating the portal adds to the goal of raising awareness and promoting safer alternatives.
Project duration: Jan 2010 – March 2013.