May 24, 2021

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, May 20, 2021 IPC and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a virtual conference, “Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements” on June 29 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT. The event will explore the latest environmental requirements that impact product design, manufacturing, supply chain management, and technology innovation.

Speakers will include leading environmental regulatory experts Paul Tennant, Graeme Vickery and Hermione Mackelworth from the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Madalina Laxton from the European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, and Joel Wolf from the ‎U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tennant and Vickery will provide an update on Brexit and possible environmental regulatory changes resulting from Brexit. Mackelworth will cover U.K. REACH. Laxton will address the latest policy developments on the EU’s RoHS Directive. Wolf will cover risk evaluations and risk management under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

“New global environmental compliance requirements are emerging and existing requirements seem to be constantly evolving. To ensure adherence to environmental regulations, companies need to continually calibrate their compliance management functions,” said Kelly Scanlon, IPC director of environmental policy and research. “Misunderstanding these ever-changing requirements could have a disastrous impact for business. ITI and IPC’s virtual conference will provide the information compliance professionals and officers need to be up to date with legal, regulatory, and customer requirements.”

“From Brexit to a new administration in the U.S., recent changes to governments are having a real impact on environmental compliance regulations across the globe,” said Chris Cleet, ITI vice president of policy for environment, sustainability, and regulatory. “This conference will give companies a unique opportunity to hear directly from government officials and experts about the current policy landscape and provide critical information and resources compliance professionals need to effectively navigate new regulations and stay ahead of future changes.”

The event is sponsored by The Compliance Map, Benchmark ESG ǀ Gensuite, Total Parts Plus (TPP), and iPoint.

For detailed information on the agenda, speakers or to register for the “ITI and IPC Conference on Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements,” visit

About IPC

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000+ member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, industry intelligence and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.

About ITI

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier global advocate for technology, representing the world’s most innovative companies. Founded in 1916, ITI is an international trade association with a team of professionals on four continents. We promote public policies and industry standards that advance competition and innovation worldwide. Our diverse membership and expert staff provide policymakers the broadest perspective and thought leadership from technology, hardware, software, services, and related industries.  Visit to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news @ITI_TechTweets.

Public Policy Tags: Environment & Sustainability