Joyce K. Borkhoff, Director, Chemicals Group
As a regulatory chemist, Joyce K. Borkhoff has been employed in senior positions within the chemical industry for over 15 years. Her technical and regulatory acumen and her strong communication and interpersonal skills enabled her to develop and deliver Health, Environment, Safety, Security, and Stewardship programs that addressed all regulatory obligations while contributing to the development and success of corporate business strategies. To support her employers’ outreach interests, her leadership and advanced mediation skills enabled her to successfully represent the interests of the chemical industry in bilateral and multi-stakeholder regulatory forums that have tackled the development and evolution of a wide variety of legislative and regulatory amendments.
Joyce Borkhoff is well known for her ability to effectively characterize and communicate the impacts of the regulatory environment on the chemical industry. She is frequently invited to contribute to trade magazines and to present her advice and experience to a wide range of SME and large multi-national audiences. Her technical and regulatory experience and her strong knowledge of the North American Chemical Industry, makes Ms. Borkhoff uniquely qualified to provide practical, best-in-class service to help the NAFTA market understand and meet the requirements of the EU REACH system.
During her career, Joyce Borkhoff has been an active member of the Industry Coordinating Group (ICG) for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), The Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD), the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA), Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA).
As an industry expert and advocate, she has participated in numerous industry/government and multi-stakeholder consultations regarding such topics as: toxic substance management; the re-engineering of the CEPA; the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR); the Environmental Assessment Regulations for substances regulated under Food and Drug Act; Categorization and Screening of the Domestic Substances List; and the Canadian Chemical Management Plan (CMP) including the Challenge to Industry, the Substance Groupings Initiative, and the DSL Inventory Update.
In her recent move to Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy (formerly Cantox), Ms. Borkhoff now serves as the Director of the Chemicals Group. In this role, she delivers expert advice and direction to clients who seek support in understanding and complying with a wide variety of global chemical control legislation and regulatory initiatives. She also leads the Chemicals team of regulatory and scientific experts who help clients address challenging regulatory climates and demanding marketplaces, in a timely and cost-effective manner, by successfully using surrogate data, estimation methods, or waiver requests, to meet complex requirements for physical-chemical and toxicological information prescribed under a variety of new chemical and existing chemical notification and assessment programs.
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