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.
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.