Episode 4: Conversation with Trevor Gauntlett – Brexit, REACH, and Covid-19
Conversation with Trevor Gauntlett – Brexit, REACH, and Covid-19 F+L Webcast
In the latest episode of F+L Webcast, we speak with Trevor Gauntlett, an independent industry consultant with over 25 years’ experience in Blue Chip Chemicals and Oil companies, including 18 years as the technical expert on Shell’s Lubricant Additives procurement team. During the podcast, we delve into a variety of topics including the UK’s upcoming withdrawal from the European Union and the likely impact on the lubricants industry. We discuss the effect on industry bodies such as the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and the voluntary environmental certification EcoLabel; as well as concerns around what divergence in legislation could mean for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in the UK. We also consider how the Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened issues for both UK manufacturers and companies that rely on UK suppliers as part of integrated supply chains. Edits have been made for factual accuracy.