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

October 2021
Region: Europe

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.

The updates covered in this month’s edition include (among others):

  • Healthcare company is convicted of corporate manslaughter and fined £1 million
  • Legislation for extending the period for accepting CE product markings
  • Company is fined £47 million following a conviction for failure to prevent bribery
  • Changes to rules relating to food allergens and a new allergens knowledge hub is launched
  • UK government issues climate policy announcements ahead of COP26
  • Government responds to consultation on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and LLPs
  • EA published new sector-specific guidance on completing an “adapting to climate change risk assessment” for your environmental permit
  • Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upholds a complaint about products claimed to be “good for the planet”
  • European Commission adopts its Work Programme for 2022
  • European Commission publishes a roadmap on bioplastics
  • European countries call for consumer protection and circularity of textiles
  • EU court dismisses an appeal against phthalates authorisation