Implementation of the Safe & Sustainable by Design Framework

Practical Tools for Industrial Adoption

Thursday, August 31, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
Category: Webinars

The SSbD framework serves as a guide for safer and more sustainable products but how the framework can be implemented and operationalized is still being determined Change Chemistry welcomes IVL to present an industrial perspective on the implementation of the SSbD framework. Join us as we present an overview of the framework, the challenges and opportunities for implementation, and available tools for informed substitutions. 


Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Board Chair, Change Chemistry

Dr. Peter Nieuwenhuizen is Chair of the Board of Change Chemistry (formerly GC3, the Green Commerce & Coalition), founded in the US.

Peter holds a PhD in chemistry from Leiden University. He started his career in AzkoNobel, the coatings & chemicals company, where he held positions in R&D sales & marketing, supply chain, as CTO, and in sustainability. Peter also worked as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little, and was co-founder of ECBF, the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund. 

Peter lives in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, with his spouse and two children in Amersfoort. 

Sara Anderson, Group Manager Waste and resource flows, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institutue

Sara has long experience of issues related to circular economy, waste and climate impact. She has worked 20 years as a strategist and consultant with responsibility for project management and leading larger teams in complex assignments. At the IVL Swedish Environmental Institute Sara works with projects linked to resource-efficiency, circular economy and industrial symbiosis. Sara is the project manager for SusChem Sweden, together with IKEM, the Swedish federation of chemical, plastic, refinery and life science industry.


Hanna Holmquist (PhD), Sustainable business and consumption - Safe and sustainable chemistry, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute    

Hanna is a researcher within the field of chemical hazard and risk assessment, with a specific focus on life cycle thinking. She is particularly interested in indicators for ecotoxicity and human toxicity in life cycle assessment (LCA). Hanna is at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute engaged in several projects aiming to further advancing tools for the inclusion of toxicity indicators in LCA and to make these tools fit for purpose in an SSbD context. Hanna is the coordinator of Mistra SafeChem a research programme for green and sustainable chemical industry. 

Emma Strömberg, Expert polymeric materials, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute 

Emma Strömberg Is an Associate Professor in Polymeric Materials. the Work Is Focused on Solutions for Waste Management, Design for Recycling, Circular Economy, Chemicals in Products and Waste, Standardisation and Design for Safe- and Sustainable Materials. Before Joining Ivl Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Emma Worked As Researcher at Kth Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her Main Research Has Been Focused on the Environmental Interactions of Polymeric Materials, Characterisation of Material Properties of Conventional Polymers and Recyclates, Biobased Materials and Composites As Well As Prevention of Biofouling on Polymeric Surfaces. She Is Currently Involved in Eu Projects on Development of Novel Materials (Bioplastics Europe, Tornado) and Is Coordinating an Eu-funded Project Iriss - the International Ecosystem for Accelerating the Transition to Safe-and-sustainable-by-design Materials, Products and Processes. 

Anne Chloe Devic, SSbD Consulting Europe for CEFIC

Anne Chloe Devic has a master's degree in chemistry and chemical engineering with a specialisation in Polymers from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Montpellier, France. Since 2020, she is Senior Innovation Manager in the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in Brussels, responsible for Innovation policies and funding opportunities. She also coordinates the area of advanced materials and 17 SusChem’s National Technology Platforms for the European platform (Sustainable Chemistry): SusChem is driving the Research and Innovation agenda in the context of the Green Deal for the Chemical sector in collaboration with academia and RTOs. 

She started her career at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in various positions: first in the UK working as a research engineer in acrylic composites, then in ICI France as a pilot plant manager on a production site of surfactants and later as a deputy site manager looking after quality, safety and process on a production site of PMMA cast sheets. In 1997 she took the position of team leader of scale-up activities for the Polyurethane business of ICI, based in Brussels (which then became Huntsman). She then joined the Repsol group in 2002 in the technology center of Madrid where she worked as a senior technology advisor in Research & Innovation in materials (polyurethanes and polyolefins). Finally, she left the Repsol group to re-join CEFIC in 2020 (following a 3 year secondment from Repsol to Cefic between 2016 and 2019). 

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Umama Mahmud, M.Sc.

Umama Mahmud, M.Sc.

Learning and Development Designer, Change Chemistry