Peter Douben

Peter Douben

Chemical Regulatory Consultant

Bench Accredited



Bjorn Nehls, Director

“REACHWise has provided many REACH and SIEFs & Consortia training courses on behalf of our organisation. Delivery was very good and in a way that excited and engaged participants so that they were able to use the learning in their situation. At all times participants felt comfortable to raise questions about their company’s circumstances and received tailored answers. Feedback from virtually all participants has been excellent. Therefore we have been very impressed with REACHWise and have no hesitation to recommend it to others.”

Smithers Viscient

Steffen Erler, Regulatory Affairs

“Working with Peter Douben and REACHwise is always an excellent experience. In particular, I appreciate the knowledge, insights and observations that Peter offers. Having known Peter for many years, since even before REACH, I am pleased to always recommend him as both an outstanding character and expert in chemical safety assessment.”


Maurice Boeijen, Specialist Product Safety & Regulations

“As for many small and medium companies, the completion of our first REACH dossiers was not an easy task. Knowing Peter Douben for many years now and having used his knowledge and advice already several times for better understanding of the requirements under REACH, it was obvious that we would ask him to help us to submit our registration dossiers. Peter guided us through the registration process with useful advices and great support. In the end REACHWise took care of the final preparation of our registration dossier enabling us to submit our registrations in time.”

Work Experience

Director & Founder


(January 2007 - Present)

Sector: Chemicals Policy

REACHWise was founded in 2007 to assist clients in understanding and addressing the scope and possible impact of REACH, CLP and Biocides regulation.

Director REACH/Chemicals Policy


(January 2007 - December 2007)

Sector: Chemicals

Cefic is the Brussels-based organization representing the European chemical industry.

Since its creation in 1972, Cefic has grown to become one of the largest and most efficient advocacy network amongst the industry trade organizations in Europe and in the world.

Head of Environmental Protection


(January 2001 - January 2006)

Sector: Consumer Goods

Technical and scientific programme leadership, further development and management of SEAC’s external activities and partnerships (e.g. networks with businesses, EU and other organisations), chair of the ERASM Technical Committee and member of its Steering Committee, member of the US Soap and Detergents Association (SDA) Fate and Effects Subcommittee and relevant subgroups.

Assistant Secretary - Scientfic

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

(1996 - 2001)

Sector: Independent Standing Body

Technical and policy advice and input to the studies of the Commission. Liaison with appropriate bodies in the UK and abroad, for example DETR, DTI, Select Committees and the European Commission.

Education & Qualifications

Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum


(1975 - 1983)

About Peter Douben

Peter provides solutions in REACH policy, from assessing the impact of REACH within a business, to facilitating Consortia & SIEFs and preparation and submission of registration dossiers. Peter's proven track record as an expert in chemical substances spans over 25 years, having worked with a number of market leading clients. Through his business, REACHWise, Peter has managed chemical policy projects from the point of dossier preparation through to supply chain assessment. Peter also provides bespoke, in-house company training on a range of topics relevant to REACH and IUCLID.


Chemical Management

Policy & Compliance

Skills & Expertise

CLP & Biocides consultancy
Consortia & SIEF facilitation
REACH & IUCLID training
REACH CLP & Biocides consultancy
REACH Dossier Preparation
Supply Chain Communication

Current Location


Locations Considered

UK & Europe

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