A technology and engineering company

Securing a REACH and POP exemption for a component of a life-saving medical device

A technology and engineering company, dedicated to highly specialised polymers and polymer products approached SEC Newgate EU to secure an exemption under REACH and the Stockholm Convention for a particular substance, in one of their innovative life-saving and life-enhancing product ranges.

Our approach

SEC Newgate EU prepared an effective advocacy strategy and implemented an extensive outreach campaign encompassing relevant DGs in the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), member states and non-EU countries. This was accompanied by comprehensive daily monitoring, as well as regular position papers and other advocacy material.

The result

Ultimately, the work was successful in securing an exemption for the substance in the needed application. The SEC Newgate EU team arranged meetings with key member states, ECHA, other POPRC member countries and all the relevant Commission staff. We also built positive relationships with policymakers and NGOs, complementing the company’s efforts in other areas and putting them on the map as a trusted partner.