The Swedish Chemicals Agency is a supervisory authority under the Ministry of the Environment and responsible for ensuring that companies and the society at large conduct chemicals control in an acceptable manner.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency endeavours to limit the health and environmental risks associated with chemicals by promoting rules and legislation in Sweden, in the EU and globally that contribute to achieving the environmental quality objective of ´A Non-Toxic Environment´. Since legislation on chemicals is harmonised within the EU, a large part of the Agency´s work takes place in the EU framework.
The activities of the Swedish Chemicals Agency are primarily financed by fees and subsidies. Special income finances Nordic secretariat work, contributions to international organisations, support to other countries, work on conventions, the EU’s rapporteur programme on active substances in pesticides and some consultancy.
The Swedish Riksdag granted an appropriation of SEK 194 million to the Swedish Chemicals Agency for 2013.