What We Do

Decisions taken on both the EU and national level can pose opportunities but also uncertainties and regulatory risks to your organisation.

The process of policy formation, decision making, implementation and evaluation can seem complex, untransparent and at times confusing.

We at Chelgate help clients navigate through the regulatory jungle of Brussels and Westminster. Counting on years of experience in the European and UK political institutions, Chelgate functions as the hinge between your organisation and key stakeholders and decision-makers.

Whether its gathering intelligence, building coalitions, raising your profile or effecting regulatory change – our team of consultants works hard to ensure that your voice is heard by the right audiences, at the right time and at the right level of decision-making.

The services we offer are tailored to the individual needs of our clients, including:

  • Political monitoring and intelligence
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Coalition building
  • Lobbying & advocacy

Overview of key legislation

Packaging & FCM

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles

Directive 2004/12/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (SUP)


Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (Waste Framework Directive)

Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste

Directive 2009/125/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (Eco-design Directive)

Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)


Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles

Regulation (EU) 2019/631 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles

Regulation (EU) 2017/1151 on type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5, Euro 6)

Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

Regulation (EU) No 510/201 setting emission performance standards for new light commercial vehicles

Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Organic farming

Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 on rules concerning import of organic products from third countries

Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products

Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 on rules governing organic production, labelling and control


Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive)

Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (REDI)

Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (recast) on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (REDII)