Chemicals and Waste

UNEP is a primary driving force in the UN system for international activities related to the sound management of chemicals. The aim is to promote chemical safety and provide countries with access to information on toxic chemicals. UNEP promotes chemical safety by providing policy advice, technical guidance and capacity building to developing countries and those with economies in transition, including activities on chemicals related to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). 

In Focus

The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

This report, published on 15 December 2014, highlights the benefits to companies when they invest in an “active strategy” for chemicals management, one in which they proactively manage the chemicals in their products and supply chains to stay ahead of regulatory and market demands. Read the press release

This report is part of the UNEP Chemicals In Products project Read more...

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