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

January to March 2024
Region: Europe

Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our quarterly 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 quarter’s edition include (among others):

  • “Nature-related risks” fall within scope of director’s duties considerations
  • Green claims: Competition and Markets Authority secures undertakings from ASOS, Boohoo and Asda
  • Consultation on “Not for EU Labelling” for agri-food products supplied in Great Britain – opposition likely
  • Government faces net zero policy judicial review
  • DEFRA publishes policy paper: “UK REACH: rationale for priorities”
  • Reforms to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regime
  • UK updates designated standards for machinery
  • Recycling company fined £2.15million for corporate manslaughter and health & safety offences
  • Expect increased inspections and enforcement on water sector pollution
  • Government updates guidance on packaging extended producer responsibility
  • HSE launched a new asbestos campaign
  • Temporary appeals process for permit compliance assessment reports
  • New EU packaging rules to be adopted soon
  • Directive on empowering consumers for the green transition published
  • A watered-down Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive survives EU Council’s vote
  • EU Green Claims Directive moves forward
  • EU PFAS Restriction next steps and timeline clarified


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