The chemical industry recognises that achieving the objectives of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is essential to improving the public’s confidence in the safe management of chemicals and further promoting the benefits of chemistry.
Since the 2006 International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in Dubai, the chemical industry, as well as national governments, has made a public commitment to enhancing chemical safety throughout the value chain on a global scale by adopting the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).
This provided a framework for future international chemicals management globally and aims to influence the direction of national regulatory systems up until 2020.
On a European scale, the aim of this global initiative is to build a new partnership approach towards chemical safety between producers, downstream users, governments and other stakeholders whilst continuously improving chemical management efficiency so as to uphold the commitment to sustainable development.
The set of chemical industry programmes and initiatives includes: