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1. Environmental Policy Group (EPG)

The Environmental Policy Group is a Royal Society of Chemistry initiative set up to draw upon the experience and knowledge of our members, to ensure policy relating to the environment and sustainability is informed by evidence from the chemical sciences community.

Any RSC member who has scientific expertise and knowledge of UK and international chemicals management, resources and waste, and protecting environmental and human health, and related topics, is invited to join.

Expectations from those joining the EPG:
- must be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- share knowledge and your expertise that will input into activities that link chemical sciences evidence to environmental and chemicals regulation 
- you may be invited to participate in specific ad hoc working groups
- you may be asked to input into consultations or other policy-based forums in written or verbal form, working together closely with RSC staff
- to recognise the separation of scientific evidence from policy in that the responsibility for any decisions, made on the basis of scientific evidence provided but also on other considerations, rests with the regulators and policymakers
- act within the RSC code of conduct (available on the RSC website), in particular to provide independent, informed advice, avoiding actual or perceived conflicts of interest
In return, you can expect opportunities to:
- attend meetings to discuss topical regulatory issues
- network with other scientists, regulators and policymakers
- receive priority notification of  environment & regulation activities
- contribute evidence to policy consultations, working alongside RSC staff 
- provide input into future RSC programmes in this area.

The EPG will operate mainly as a virtual communication platform between RSC staff and RSC members, with opportunities to meet at workshops and symposia, and contribute by invitation to ad hoc working groups as required. In signing up to the EPG, the information you provide will be held on our membership database as part of your RSC membership record and you are agreeing to RSC staff contacting you by telephone and email with communications on RSC activities in relation to the EPG. You may opt out of the group at any time by contacting us at policy@rsc.org.
Please complete the form below to join the Environmental Policy Group. If you have any questions, please email policy@rsc.org.

1. Title (Mr, Mrs, Dr, Prof etc) *


2. First Name *


3. Surname *


4. Organisation/Institution/Company *


5. Address


6. Email *


7. Phone number *


8. I am an RSC member and my membership number is *


9. I have expertise in the chemical sciences or I have professional experience related to the following areas of Chemicals and Environmental Regulation (please tick all that apply) *