Chairman of the Scientific Committee 2003 & 2012 (6th SETAC World Congress)
Head of Global Advisory Group on Sustainability 2009 until 2014
In 2013, Dr Scholz founded the independent SCIPOL CONSULT company, specialising in consulting services around ecology, ecotoxicology, toxicology, and their translation and application in chemical’s legislation and evaluation like REACH, Water Framework Directive, and Classification & Labelling. Development of research strategies are integral part of this. Additional services comprise questions and answers around sustainability.
Dr Scholz is a certified biologist, with some 35 years of work experience in the area of environmental research, 25 years of which he spent within the chemical industry.
Responsible for the toxicological and ecotoxicolgical evaluation of chemicals at Evonik Industries AG (formerly Degussa – Hüls AG)
In charge of various Brussel based scientific working groups
Chairperson of ECPI ( European Council of Plasticisers & Intermediates)
President of SETAC® (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) 1999 – 2001
Member of the scientific committee of the annual environmental congresses Europe