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The Swedish Chemicals Agency logo

A Non-Toxic Environment is one of 16 environmental quality objectives set by the Swedish Government. The Swedish Chemicals Agency acts as a driver of developments and submits proposals on how to achieve a non-toxic environment by 2020.

A man picking an apple from a tree.Everyone - companies, authorities, researchers, producers, consumers and others - is needed in helping to achieve the sustainable production and use of chemicals for safer products, articles and services.


The Swedish Chemicals Agency is responsible for areas including:

  • the annual follow-up report on A Non-Toxic Environment and the interim targets on hazardous substances
  • presenting proposals to the Swedish Government for measures to achieve the targets
  • carrying out an in-depth evaluation of A Non-Toxic Environment every four years
  • keeping indicators updated to follow up A Non-Toxic Environment.

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency coordinates the work carried out between the authorities engaged in the environmental objectives, deals with the follow-up and in-depth evaluation provided by these, and reports to the Government and Parliament.

Go to the environmental objectives portal