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Explore SSbD

Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) aims to facilitate the industrial transition towards a safe, climate-neutral and resource-efficient economy. On this page we have gathered valuable information about SSbD.

SSbD Chemicals and Materials Framework

The SSbD framework was announced in December 2022 and is a voluntary approach to guide the innovation process for chemicals and materials. The framework aims to:

  • steer the innovation process towards the green and sustainable industrial transition
  • substitute or minimise the production and use of substances of concern, in line with, and beyond existing and upcoming regulatory obligations
  • minimise the impact on health, climate and the environment during sourcing, production, use and end-of-life of chemicals, materials and products

Watch a short film (2:25) from the SUSNANOFAB project to learn what SSbD entails and why it is needed.