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About the Portal

The SUBSPORTplus Portal is the result of the SUBSPORT project and aims to be a reliable source of information regarding safe alternatives for hazardous substances. Here you have access to recent information regarding alternatives and technologies, as well as to instruments and guidance for the assessment of substances for substitution management.

Assistance with substitution
The information offering of SUBSPORTplus can support companies in complying with the conditions regarding substitution in EU legal requirements, a.o. in authorisation procedures under REACH, in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) or in the Chemical Agents directives (CAD). In addition, the information regarding substances and the assessment procedures can also be used in Research and Innovation by companies and other institutes.

Moreover, further actors like government authorities, environment and consumer associations as well as trade unions or scientific institutions may benefit from the Portal.

SUBSPORTplus would like to foster a network of actors which that are actively involved in substitution. This network should support further development and dissemination of the Portal, as well as ensure a sustainable updating and maintenance of the Portal.

Initiatives regarding Substitution
SUBSPORTPLUS supports recent substitution activities and related activities in the EU, as well as on an international level (e.g. ECHA, OECD). In addition the dissemination of the Portal will also contribute to sensibilisation for the topic substitution and to the dissemination of safe alternatives.

Following information are offered in the Internetportal SUBSPORTplus and are made publicly available in German and English:

The Portal will be maintained and updated by:

German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAUA)


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