EU Commission reports on Harmonised Risk Indicators (HRI)

Date: 8 September 2020

Based on the EU Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, Regulation 1185/2009 concerning statistics on pesticides established the basis for collection of data on pesticide use as well as for implementation of Harmonised Risk Indicators in EU. Due to the lack of progress in this regard on Member State Level, on 15 May 2019 Commission Directive (EU) 2019/782 was adopted, establishing harmonised risk indicators to estimate the trends in risk from pesticide use (for detailed information please refer to SCC Newsletter Vol. 18, No. 6 of December 2018). Subsequently EU Commission launched their Webpage on Trends in Harmonised Risk Indicators for EU and Member States to make the respective results public.