Advisory Committee

The SIN List project is developed by ChemSec in close collaboration with an NGO advisory committee of eleven NGOs dedicated to working with environmental-, health- and consumer issues.



BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation has a membership of 41 well respected, independent national consumer organisations from 31 European countries (EU, EEA and applicant countries). BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for these organisations and their main task is to represent our members and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers.



Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.


CHEM Trust

CHEM Trust is a charity working to improve EU legislation to protect humans and wildlife from harmful chemicals. Its particular concerns relate to chemicals with hormone disrupting properties, persistent chemicals that accumulate in organisms, the cocktail effect and the detrimental role of chemical exposures during development in the womb and in early life.


Clean Production Action (CPA)

Clean Production Action is based in the US and designs and delivers solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products. They network with NGOs, governments and businesses to develop pragmatic tools and strategies that advance a healthy economy, healthy environment and healthy people.



ClientEarth is an environmental law organisation working to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. In the European environmental movement, public interest law has been an underused tool, and ClientEarth has demonstrated that there is a strong case for building the capacity of the movement. In 2011 ClientEarth together with ChemSec initiated a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice since the European Chemicals Agency had refused to disclose the name of the producers of SIN List chemicals.


ETUC, European Trade Union Confederation

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was set up in 1973 to promote the interests of working people at European level and to represent them in the EU institutions.

At present, the ETUC has in membership 85 National Trade Union Confederations from 36 European countries, as well as 10 European industry federations, making a total of 60 million members, plus observer organisations in Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

EEB is a federation of 143 environmental citizens organisations in 31 countries. The EEB has consultative status at the Council of Europe and the United Nations, and has working relations with the Commission of the European Union, the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union, and the OECD.


Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE)

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment, unites more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.


Greenpeace European Unit

Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 40 countries worldwide. Based in Brussels, they monitor and analyse the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions.


Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

HEAL is a network of 60 citizens’, patients’, women’s, health professionals’ and environmental organisations across Europe. HEAL aims to raise awareness of how environmental protection improves health. It achieves this by creating opportunities for better representation of citizens’ and health experts’ perspectives in the environment and health-related European policy-making.


Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)

WECF is a network of 100 women’s and environmental organisations in 40 countries. Our network spans Western Europe and the EECCA region (Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia). WECF has three offices: in the Netherlands, Germany and France.