SETAC members and staff often work collaboratively with others to advance environmental science and applications. The work is done within projects targeting specific issues, in a manner consistent with SETAC principles and values. These projects often culminate in journal articles, Technical Issue Papers (TIPs), symposia and government or inter-government agency briefings.

We are proud to collaboratively work with the following organizations:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • for the Life Cycle Initiative on developing the Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators
  • for the Stockholm Convention on the scientific basis for evaluating Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • for the Minamata Convention on Mercury on the development of a central Mercury Platform
  • for the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) on several environmental management capacity building projects
  • for the ad hoc open-ended working group on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution

International Organization on Standardization (ISO)

  • on several standard method workgroups

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • on advancing the Adverse Outcomes Pathways approach to chemical assessment and management

European Commission

  • as a member of the High Level Roundtable for Chemical Management and Sustainability to advice the commission on the implementation of the European Green Deal action plan
  • as a dissemination partner for Horizon 2020, EU’s key funding program for research and innovation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

  • on advancing the technical basis for the derivation of protective values for aquatic life (PVALs) for Metals in Freshwater
  • on the advancement of Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing for detecting and addressing toxicity in surface water and ultimately protection of aquatic life

U.S. Congress

  • on providing the scientific basis for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals as they were promulgating the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law, ending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

U.S. Army Public Health Center

We also regularly collaborate with other societies and non-profit organizations, including the American Council of Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA), Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), Society of Toxicology (SOT) and International Society of Exposure Assessment (ISES).