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How Do We Calculate the Number of Chemicals in Use Around the Globe?

A study published in Environmental Science & Technology estimated the total number of “chemicals on the global market” may exceed 350,000. But is that really the correct number?

ICCA Provides Information to Guide Chemical Companies Restarting Facilities Post COVID-19 Shutdowns

Highlights the importance of restarting safely.

ICCA Issues 5 Recommendations for G20 Leaders to Combat COVID-19

In these extraordinarily challenging times, the ICCA is committed to partnering with governments to moderate the impact of COVID-19.

Inventory and Evaluation of Publicly Available Sources of Information on Hazards and Risks of Industrial Chemicals

Regulatory authorities from developing countries have expressed a need for guidance in locating environmental, health and safety (EHS) information on industrial chemicals. In response, possible sources were identified via a search of the Internet using relevant terms and by soliciting suggestions from more than 200 knowledgeable stakeholders. This initially identified greater than 100 databases, 41 of which were chosen for further profiling and analysis based on their size and comprehensiveness.

ICCA Joins High Ambition Alliance

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.

Chemistry-Based Solutions Could Cut Global CO2 Emissions by One Quarter by 2050, New Report Shows

ICCA releases study presenting a range of Chemistry-based products and solution that will make a low-carbon economy possible.

ICCA and UN Environment Host Symposium on Plastic Waste in China

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, […]

Chemical Industry Calls for Global Data Sharing on Chemicals to Improve Chemical Safety Worldwide

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY (April 2, 2019) – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the voice of the global chemical industry, is calling for the creation of an “international navigator” – a global repository of publicly available information on chemicals. This proposal is one of a series of recommendations issued by ICCA on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 ahead of the third Open Ended Working Group (OEWG-3) meeting to discuss the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) post-2020.

“ICCA believes that beyond 2020, the SAICM framework should maintain its voluntary, multi-stakeholder, multi-sectorial nature, and continue to focus on its core work: building basic chemicals management capacity in countries that need it most,” said Cal Dooley, ICCA Council Secretary […]

Chemical Industry’s Innovations Contribute to Solving Our World’s Sustainability Challenges

NAIROBI, KENYA (March 18, 2019) – At the close of the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), governments, businesses, and civil society organizations have agreed on a number of commitments to tackle our world’s sustainability challenges. As the global voice of the chemical industry, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) remains steadfast in our role for driving progress across all three dimension of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic – and is helping to address and overcome the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

“Governments, industry and a range of stakeholders have come together at UNEA-4 with the goal of making significant progress towards the sound management of chemicals and waste worldwide. As the chemical industry, we are ideally placed […]

Chemical Industry Contributes $5.7 Trillion to Global GDP and Supports 120 Million Jobs, New Report Shows

Chemical Industry Plays Crucial Role in Regional Economies in Every Corner of the World
NAIROBI, KENYA (March 11, 2019) – In conjunction with the beginning of the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), today the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) released an analysis of the chemical industry’s contributions to the global economy: The Global Chemical Industry: Catalyzing Growth and Addressing Our World’s Sustainability Challenges. According to the report, the chemical industry touches nearly every good-producing sector, making an estimated $5.7 trillion contribution to world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through direct, indirect and induced impacts, equivalent to seven percent of the world’s GDP, and supporting 120 million jobs worldwide.

“The innovations developed and produced by the chemical industry’s longstanding presence worldwide […]