SAICM

Chemicals

Chemicals management

Chemical Industry

For the German Environment Agency, the main aim of chemicals management is to minimise negative effects on our environment and health, conserve resources and, at the same time, maximise the use of chemical applications for sustainable development within planetary boundaries. However, we will only be able to achieve this allegedly straightforward objective if a large number of actors and instr... read more

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Chemicals

SAICM

Close-shot of a chemical facility in front of a cloudy sky

Under the leadership of the United Nations, an International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) adopted on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) as a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals.SAICM was developed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral Preparatory Committee to help achieve the... read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment