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?
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, […]
Government, Industry and UN Environment have joined forces in Argentina to enhance the sound management of chemicals and waste.
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Over the past three decades, production and trade of chemicals have grown significantly in the South American country, Argentina. Argentina has many existing instruments related to the management of chemicals and has been a long-standing member of Responsible Care® for more than 20 years through its local host association Cámara de la Industria Química y Petroquímica (CIQyP).
Recently, Argentina was granted funding from the UN Special Programme for a project to “Strengthen the national capacity for the sound management of chemicals and waste.” The Special Programme aims to support institutional strengthening at the national level to enhance the implementation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Identifying Opportunities, Addressing Challenges
Shanghai, 11-13 September 2016
KEY WORKSHOP OUTCOMES AND TAKEAWAYS
More than hundred stakeholders from governments, industry, civil society and international organizations, with representation from all geographic regions, gathered in Shanghai, China from 11-13 September 2016 to discuss the role of chemistry in achieving sustainable development. The workshop was organized through cooperation of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and hosted by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), with advice provided through an informal advisory group representing diverse stakeholder perspectives. The workshop comprised a technical workshop on 11-12 September 2016, complemented by a high-level review session on 13 September 2016 reflecting on key outcomes generated by the workshop.