Global industrial chemicals management landscape

Industrial chemicals management covers a wide range of hazardous chemicals that do not fall within the purview of the Convention. To contribute to the effective management of industrial chemicals, therefore, the Convention should support and enhance the efforts of other lead organizations and institutions that have already taken steps to develop materials and establish projects and are currently providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to establish frameworks for the sound management of industrial chemicals.

There are currently some 40 international chemical safety and risk management programmes and initiatives. Table 1 lists some examples.