CONCAWE Review • Autumn 2001
For nearly forty years, CONCAWE has endeavoured to provide the Community with technically sound information and studies in the field of environment and health related to the downstream oil industry. We firmly believe that the principles of sound science, transparency and cost effectiveness must be at the root of all environmental and health legislation. Indeed the application of these principles requires up-front studies, discussions and exchange of views, that is to say time and money. In the final analysis, however, this approach is the only way to ensure that the large sums of money spent on improving our environment are effective in doing so. The Auto/Oil programmes bear witness to the energies that can be harnessed through adhering to these principles and the synergies that can be built as a result.