frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    This month’s edition includes the following:

    • Latest COVID-19 restrictions: new offences
    • Numerous parties charged with health and safety failings after queue barrier in shopping centre killed 10-year-old boy
    • Corporate manslaughter investigation of governing body for UK Athletics
    • Government response to consultation on transparency in supply chains
    • Updated guidance published on UK chemical regulations (UK REACH) from January 2021
    • New data shows that England fails to meet water quality targets
    • A new CBI report found that improving air pollution could gain three million lost working days per year in the UK
    • UK Climate Assembly publishes its recommendations on achieving net zero 
    • The CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) are to develop joint guidance on corporate sustainability reporting
    • A number of COVID-19 EA regulatory position statements (RPS) expire at the end of September, but others are extended to March 2021
    • High Court rules on application of lease repair covenant to asbestos materials spread across site
    • ECHA has issued a SCIP update bulletin confirming the database will be launched in late October 2020
    • European Commission published the 2030 Climate Target Plan
    • European Commission unveils plan to create Sustainable Products Policy Framework
    • European Commission presents legislative proposal on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the fight against cancer
    • European Commission opens public consultation on green claims