The Road to 2020: Global Chemical Industry PAVES the Way to Sound Chemicals Management and Sustainable Development at ICCM4

Every three years, stakeholders from governments, international organizations, industry and civil society come together to review our collective progress 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).

In 2015, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is pleased to join our partners in sustainability and sound chemicals management for the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) in Geneva. Thanks to public-private partnerships, the development of new products and solutions that improve people’s lives, visionary initiatives such as Responsible Care® and the Global Product Strategy (GPS), combined with our actions and expertise to continuously improve performance, ICCA is proud to report that our industry is paving the way to a stronger, more sustainable future.

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“The SAICM Journey to 2020 and Beyond”

International Conference Centre, Geneva
17 rue de Varembé, Room 5 & 6
October 1, 6:30-8:30pm CEST

Join chemical company CEOs from around the world as we celebrate the launch of the revised Responsible Care Global Charter and share insights from industry’s contributions and successes under SAICM


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ICCA is an association of innovators, visionaries, solutions providers and product stewardship pioneers. Above all, we are optimists. What others see as challenges, we see as opportunities to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
The global chemical industry PAVES the way to sustainable development and sound chemicals management through our…

Products
We’re Improving People’s Lives

Innovation is the chemical industry’s greatest contribution to society. The products of chemistry are the backbone of new technologies that improve the quality of life for individuals today and enable a more sustainable future.

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Actions
We’re Driving Performance Excellence Around the World

Through our Global Product Strategy (GPS), we are on a journey to improve the safe management of chemicals around the world. We provide technical assistance, share stewardship best practices and help improve transparency and access to important chemical safety information.

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Vision
We’re Unifying to Improve Global Health, Safety and Sustainability

The Responsible Care Global Charter is a pledge that leading chemical companies have signed to create a common global vision for Responsible Care and to improve the environmental, health and safety performance of chemical producers in the more than 60 nations that currently implement the initiative.

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Expertise
We’re Collaborating for Safer Worldwide Chemicals Management

We know what it takes to become better product stewards. Through ICCA’s capacity building workshops, we’re helping developing countries improve the way they manage chemicals.

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Solutions
We’re Laying the Foundation for Environmental Health and Social and Economic Growth Around the World

Chemistry is the cornerstone of sustainable development. By helping developing countries enhance their capacities to manage chemicals safely, we’re enabling them to build a sustainable foundation for social and environmental health and economic prosperity.

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Acting as the worldwide, unified voice of the chemical industry, ICCA and its member associations, federations and companies are working together to pave the way to a more sustainable future and to ensure the safety and protection of human health and the environment.