Founded in 2011 as a Solvay spin-out company, eSpheres concentrates the experience and expertise gained over 10 years as the team developing Solvay’s corporate HSE-IT system. The eSpheres executive team has a large expertise in IT development, innovation and Environment, Health and Safety business processes.
Team members have been working for a large number of industries and segments, like chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, iron, steel and alloys production, mining and minerals, pulp and paper, but also at downstream users like polymers and polymer transformation, electronics, cosmetics, and automative industries.
eSpheres’ services include: SAP EHS project & IT consultancy. Outsourcing: vendor SDS collection services. SAAS: Compliant-Chemicals application.
REACHLaw is one of the investors at eSpheres.
Vander Straeten Consulting Services Ltd
Economist by training, Michel Vander Straeten has 20 years of experience in environmental and energy-related EU regulation and economic impact assessment in the field of metals and metal-containing chemicals.
He has participated in innovating socio-economic impact assessments for industry in the EU as well as in the Asia-Pacific region, which explored the reality of regulatory ‘product stigmatisation’ as well as the economics of substitution. At the request of Eurometaux, the European Association of Metals, he developed a guidance for Risk Management Options Analysis (RMOA) which is being adopted widely in industry. It guides an in-depth and credibility-enhancing process leading to the identification of the most proportionate risk management option or combination of options.
Michel Vander Straeten has implemented the methodology he developed in several anticipative or ‘shadow’ RMOA projects in industry, allowing companies and consortia to develop or strengthen their risk management strategies.
ARCHE Consulting is based in Belgium and has offices in Ghent and Leuven. ARCHE Consulting experts hold an unique track record (15 years) in the field of environmental toxicology, exposure modeling and the preparation of risk assessment dossiers in general. The experts working at ARCHE Consulting have built up in depth knowledge on assessing risks of chemicals during both the predecessor of the REACH regulation (EU regulation 67/1488 on new and existing substances) as well as on the preparation of Chemical Safety Assessments/report in the framework of the REACH regulation.
One of the key areas of expertise is the preparation of risk assessments for inorganic substances such as metals, alloys, slags etc and as such the ARCHE experts have been involved in the preparation of many guidance documents on these topics (for example MERAG, Metal Risk Assessment Guidance). Next to these activities, the scientific services of ARCHE Consulting have been frequently consulted in the framework of the risk assessment of flame retardants and other organic chemicals.
Chamber of the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry of Argentina- CIQyP
Founded in 1949, the CIQyP is a non-profit civil association created for the collective representation of the chemical and petrochemical companies in Argentina. The companies associated to the CIQyP represent more than 68% of the production value of the chemical industry in Argentina.
The CIQyP aims to promote the growth and development of the Argentinean chemical and petrochemical sector.
Mourao Henrique Consultores Associados (MHCA)
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, MHCA is a consultancy in the area of regulatory intelligence and foreign trade with emphasis on strategies and support for compliance with regulatory requirements in environment and human health. To serve customers efficiently, MHCA established a competent and reliable network of partners and national and international partners, which strengthen and complement the actions of MCHA.
Chemtopia Co. Ltd
Starting with chemical registrations in Korea, USA, EU and Japan, Chemtopia has participated in K-REACH, Chemical Control Act, GHS, and biocides related policy research projects as expert group. In addition, Chemtopia provides chemical safety and health audit service and IT-based chemical management services to enable companies to prevent workplace accidents, to cross the international trade barriers, and provide effective chemical compliance globally.