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Profile of registrant

International Chemical Secretariat

Identification number in the register: 95363765837-60
Registration date: 12/05/11 17:24:30

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/04/14 09:06:14
The date of the last annual update was 30/04/14 09:06:14

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Chemical Secretariat
Acronym: ChemSec
Legal status: Not for profit organisation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Anne-Sofie Andersson
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jerker Ligthart
Position: Senior Chemicals Advisor

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 Norra Allégatan 
P.O. box: 7005
Göteborg 40231
Telephone number: (+46) 0317110157
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Our goal is a toxic free environment by the year 2020. It is ambitious, important - and attainable. By toxic free environment we mean that the concentrations of naturally occurring hazardous substances in the environment are close to normal background levels, and the levels of man-made hazardous substances in the environment are close to zero, with a negligible impact on the ecosystem.

To achieve this goal, ChemSec is actively working to:

Get a broader acceptance in society for the key principles of Precaution, Substitution, Polluter Pays and Right to Know.

Promote legislation that builds upon these principles, while also helping to ensure that regulations are being effectively followed and enforced.

Encourage business actors to support and apply these principles - by showing that substituting hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives is both scientifically and economically feasible.

Support and build alliances with environmental NGOs to build a strong civil society in order to coordinate the effort to eliminate toxic uses.

Serve as an open and dynamic forum for all parties working for more effective chemical control.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

ChemSec is actively working towards European institutions regarding REACH, RoHS, Endocrine disruptors in the European Union

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 4
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (190,000 members)
  • Nature and Youth Sweden (10,000 members)
  • Friends of the Earth Sweden (2,600 members)
  • WWF Sweden (100,000 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ChemSec is a member of the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 662,850
of which public financing: 470,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 470,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 192,850
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Private funds : 190,000
Other, fees etc. : 2,850
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.