The Swedish Chemicals Agency logo
The Swedish Chemicals Agency logo

The Swedish Chemicals Agency is working to reduce the risks of harm from chemicals to humans and the environment. Our goal is to prevent harm.

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The Swedish Chemicals Agency is a supervisory authority under the Government of Sweden, and is responsible for ensuring that companies and society at large conduct controls of chemicals in an acceptable manner.

Our tasks

  • We help develop legislation and other instruments. We do this by conducting our own investigations and providing suggestions to help the Swedish Government tighten the rules on chemicals at both national and EU level. We also do this through our extensive work at international level.

  • We review applications for the authorisation to sell and use plant protection products and biocidal products.

  • We supervise importers and manufacturers of chemical products, pesticides and articles, and we carry out inspections. We also provide guidance regarding enforcement and inspections to municipalities and county administrative boards.

Our Director-General as of 1 September 2010 is Nina Cromnier. We have a staff of 290.

Our organisation.

Instructions for the Swedish Chemicals Agency Ordinance (2009:947).

Action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment

Reducing the chemical risks in our everyday environment is one step to reaching a toxic-free environment. On assignment by the Swedish Government we have presented an action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment.

Read more about the action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment.

The environmental quality objective A Non-Toxic Environment

We are one of eight authorities with special responsibility for one or several of 16 environmental quality objectives. Our environmental quality objective is A Non-Toxic Environment.

Read more about A Non-Toxic Environment. 

Read more about all the environmental quality objectives.

Tasks according to acts and ordinances

Environmental Code, acts and ordinances.

Service to Consumers Ordinance (2014:110).