Press Release

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 […]

Global Chemistry Industry ‘PAVES’ the Way to Sustainable Development and Sound Chemicals Management at ICCM4

ICCA Introduces Updated Global Charter, Calls for Strengthening SAICM Beyond 2020, Cites Products, Actions, Vision, Expertise and Solutions as Leading Industry Contributions
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – At the opening of the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) on September 28, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) will join stakeholders from governments, international organizations, industry and civil society to review progress made toward creating a future where chemicals can be produced and used sustainably. Guiding this journey is the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), a multi-stakeholder partnership forged in 2006 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organization (WHO).

At this year’s conference, ICCA will report on more than 20 industry […]