We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy”. In our September edition, we summarise 40 developments in the environmental, safety and health sector.

Some of the top stories this month include:

  • 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

For more detailed information on these developments, as well as access to the remaining summaries, make sure you download a copy from our website.  You can also subscribe to ensure you receive our most recent edition every month.