Are you worried about the future use of your chemicals of concern? You may have noticed the strong pressure from the EU Commission to place these substances on the candidate list for authorisation. About 170 SVHC’s are already included in the candidate list. In its ‘ SVHC Roadmap to 2020’, the European Commission stated the goal of having all SVHC substances included in the candidate list by 2020. Parameters like hazard properties, wide dispersive use and high production volumes have major influence on the prioritization. But is authorization really solving problems with safe use of your chemical? In some situations, other regulatory actions like restriction or binding OEL’s have more benefits and certainty of risk control.