Message from the President
Dear Colleagues and UEIL Members,
I am pleased to announce that the UEIL HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) Committee has held its first round-table discussion on indoor air quality in January this year. Results from the performed studies and conclusions will be reported to you as soon as possible.
All the Committees are working with very active synergies and excellent co-operation. Information on the work of the UEIL Committees can be found under the different sections of this newsletter. Furthermore, two Task Forces have been created to review the Membership Fees’ criteria and to follow the Taxation Directive. UEIL will keep you informed about the progress.
GEIR has held its General Meeting earlier this month, with GEIR Members having had the opportunity to participate in a breakfast event at the European Parliament with the theme "Promoting European leadership in waste and recycling: waste oil regeneration case study”. Further feedback from this event will be posted on GEIR’s website: http://www.geir-rerefining.org/index.php.
From a policy perspective, the European Chemicals’ Agency has updated its Registry of submitted Harmonized Classification and Labeling intentions which includes the possible re-classification of boric acid in the list. Further details on this will be shared in due time.
I would like to inform you as well that UEIL will attend the UNITI Congress, to take place on the 9/10 April in Stuttgart, Germany. This will certainly be a good opportunity to discuss common issues to UEIL and UNITI. Outcomes from the Congress will be available through UNITI’s website: http://www.uniti.de/.
Finally, as the year advances, UEIL is working to prepare the UEIL Congress 2013. Some important decisions were taken in January, during the Board of Directors meeting in Brussels. We have the pleasure to announce that the Gala Dinner venue for the UEIL Congress 2013 will be the prestigious Concert Noble. Located in the heart of the European quartier, the Concert Noble is a historical site in Brussels, perfect to hold this year’s Gala Dinner where UEIL will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
We sincerely hope to see you in Brussels for this special occasion!
I leave you with my kindest regards,
Fabio Dalla Giovanna