As the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, ICCA is committed to making meaningful progress, in cooperation with governments and other stakeholders, to enhance the safe management of chemicals and waste around the globe.
Symposium Aims to Identify Enabling Conditions to Achieve a Circular Plastics Economy and Responsibly Manage Plastic Waste
HANGZHOU, CHINA (September 18, 2019) – Experts from various regions, sectors, and backgrounds are gathering in Hangzhou, China today to discuss how closing the loop on plastic waste can address one of today’s most pressing environmental challenges. Hosted by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and UN Environment, and supported by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), this workshop aims to identify barriers to plastic recycling, and determine technical solutions, as well as policies and regulations, that enable a circular plastic economy.
“The global challenge of responsibly managing plastic waste requires a concerted action by all stakeholders, including government, academia, non-governmental organizations, […]
ICCA: growing role of petrochemicals in IEA report on the Future of Petrochemicals will lead to further enhancement of GHG emissions savings and improved plastic recycling
ICCA welcomes the report the International Energy Agency (IEA) published on Friday 5 October, entitled “The Future of Petrochemicals – Towards more sustainable plastics and fertilisers.” The reports recognizes the enabling role of petrochemicals for modern societies in their contribution to the production of multiple low-carbon solutions and technical applications such as solar panels, wind turbine blades, batteries, and electric vehicle parts.
ICCA shares IEA’s view that a growing global economy, a rising population and technological developments, will lead to an increase of petrochemicals products, and with that petrochemicals will become the largest driver of global oil consumption beyond 2030, especially in view of the decrease of oil demands for fuels.
The global chemical industry also recognizes the need to address environmental […]
Symposium to Set Priorities for Attaining the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste in the Context of a Circular Economy
CHENGDU, CHINA (September 11, 2018) – Today, experts from various regions, sectors and backgrounds will convene in Chengdu, China to identify opportunities, address challenges and facilitate innovative solutions that will unlock the full potential of a Circular Economy. Hosted by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and UN Environment, and supported by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), participants share knowledge and experience of the technologies, business models, financing structures, and policy conditions required to fully achieve circularity. As an end product, government, academia, non-governmental organizations and industry will develop key messages and tangible next steps which they […]
We live in a world of an ever-growing population with increasing demands, but limited resources. It is crucial, therefore, to use those limited resources efficiently and develop innovative business models that maximize resource-efficiency along the entire value chain, enable and accelerate materials reuse and recycling, and promote restorative and regenerative processes. To encourage sustainable consumption and efficient use of resources, there have been efforts to promote practices that build circularity in our economies, while, at the same time, enabling economic development, fostering the adoption of social standards and protecting human health and the environment.
ICCA and UN Environment Issue Joint Press Statement
Today, experts from various regions, sectors and backgrounds will convene in Chengdu, China to identify opportunities, address challenges and facilitate […]
Climate change is a global challenge that requires long-term commitment and action by every segment of society. A combination of technology, market-based and policy solutions will be necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and achieve climate goals, such as those of the Paris Agreement.
The chemical industry and innovations in chemistry are part of the climate change solution. As a significant manufacturing sector, we are continuously improving the energy efficiency and intensity of our own operations. And we are putting our brightest minds to work developing transformational technologies that cut emissions, improve energy efficiency and enable a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future.
Chemistry is Essential to Overcoming Societal Challenges
The chemical industry creates revolutionary products and materials that are essential to […]
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (JULY 17, 2018) – Today, at the United Nations High Level Political Forum, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is joined by stakeholders and governments from around the world to reiterate our commitment and share innovative ideas for improving the safe management of chemicals and waste globally. Guiding our journey is the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder approach that enables all relevant stakeholders to contribute to building a stronger foundation for sound management of chemicals and waste more broadly than any alternative approach.
SAICM’s multi-stakeholder approach enables governments of developed and developing nations, as well as non-governmental organizations, industry, and other supporters to partner and collaborate in ways that would not […]
Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association and Croatian Chemical Industry Association Commit to Responsible Care
The Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) welcomed two new national chemical associations, in Pakistan and Croatia, at its biannual meeting in March in Berlin.
Abrar Ahmed, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association (PCMA), welcomed the RCLG’s decision and said PCMA “has achieved this milestone in a remarkably short timeframe.”
To date, 11 large Pakistani chemical companies have signed on to both the Global Charter and the Responsible Care Declaration of Support, with others expected to follow in the near future; implementation is under way at four companies, and PCMA has targeted three for independent verification by the year end. PCMA’s verification system is based on the American Chemistry Council’s RC14001 approach.
In terms of capacity building, the association plans workshops throughout […]
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) provided the following statement in response to recent tragic events involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria:
“ICCA would like to express its disgust about the attack in Syria with chemical weapons. We strongly condemn the use of any chemical as a weapon against people.
“ICCA strongly supports the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and its members actively support the full implementation of the global ban on any chemical weapons-related activity.
“We have full confidence that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international organization that oversees the implementation of and compliance with the CWC, will get to the source of this terrible incident. We stand ready to support OPCW.”
ICCA is the worldwide voice of the […]
Representatives from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) joined leaders from government and non-governmental organizations in Brasilia from 7 – 9 February to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and to consider the future of SAICM.
Learn more about the first meeting of the SAICM intersessional process.
SAICM and its innovative, multi-stakeholder framework have brought together a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate on addressing a wide range of issues and topics relative to chemicals management. It is well known that partnerships have played an integral role in advancing sound chemicals management globally. SAICM’s key value comes from its bridge-building and consensus-building framework to help global issues related to sound chemicals […]