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On 13-15 May 2010 Participation of representatives of UNIDO and NWICPC in the Nevsky International Ecological Congress. St. Petersburg, Russia.

More information about meetings, please visit www.chemicalleasing.com


Important Events in 2010

UNIDO, Austrian Ministry announce winners of Chemical Leasing awards

PRAGUE, 2 March 2010 – The winners of the first international awards for Chemical Leasing, an innovative service-based business model for promoting green industry in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, were announced in Prague on Monday. 

The winners, chosen from a total of 27 contenders from 10 countries, include Ecopetrol SA from Colombia for its oil and water treatment processes, and the National Cleaner Production Centre of Colombia for its specialized consulting services. A special award for outstanding efforts in implementing Chemical Leasing in the supply chain was awarded to IKEA India. 

The awards, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, took place during the International Conference on Chemical Control Legislation and Trade Aspects (ChemCon Europe 2010). Some 200 participants took part in the ceremony. 

“The results of UNIDO’s work in the field of Chemical Leasing and the numerous applications received for the awards show its applicability to small and medium enterprises and large enterprises from different sectors,” said Petra Schwager,  UNIDO Industrial Development Officer. 

“Chemical Leasing has proven to bring economic and environmental improvements to participating companies as it allows them to be more competitive. The awards will further enhance the global visibility of Chemical Leasing, and by acknowledging contributions to its business model, will encourage more innovative applications of the concept.”

The awards recognize the successful implementation of Chemical Leasing at company level and were awarded in four categories: case studies, consulting services, scientific publications, and public relations. 

Chemical Leasing forms an integral part of UNIDO’s Global Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production strategy, and is an important element for promoting sound chemicals management services to industry.

For more information on Chemical Leasing, please contact:

Petra Schwager


Important Events in 2009

UNIDO, Austrian Ministry launch global award for Chemical Leasing

VIENNA, 1 September 2009 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management announced today a new Global Chemical Leasing Award.

The award is the first of its kind and aspires to contribute to greening of industries, supporting sound management of chemicals and inspiring companies around the world to engage in chemical leasing practices.

Chemical Leasing is an innovative service-based business model that promotes sustainable management of chemicals where the economic benefits do not result from the quantity of chemicals sold, but from the services rendered by the chemicals. The basis of payment could, for example, be the amount of pieces cleaned, or the amount of area painted.

”Chemical Leasing provides practical solutions for industry to become more efficient and green. At the same time it reduces the unnecessary consumption of hazardous chemicals and protects human health and the environment. This represents an integrated preventive environmental strategy and a clear win-win situation for industry and the environment,” said Kandeh K. Yumkella, UNIDO Director-General.

The Global Chemical Leasing Award comprises four categories: Case studies (companies), Consulting services, Scientific publications and Public relations (reports, media, brochures, homepage). The first place winner in each category will receive USD 5,000.

 “Chemical Leasing today is the "high end" business model within Chemicals' Management. As many projects within the framework of our co-operation with UNIDO have shown, it is turning resource efficiency and sustainable materials' management into an economically profitable concept. This award will allow presenting best practice examples applying Chemical Leasing from all over the world. We - UNIDO and the Austrian Ministry of Life - are looking forward to fascinating cases describing varieties of a fascinating idea" said Niki Berlakovich, Austria's Minister for the Environment”.

Since chemical products provide a broad variety of services (such as cleaning, coating, colouring, degreasing) the chemical leasing model is applicable in a multitude of industry sectors in large companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

During the last years, Chemical Leasing business models have been developed and successfully applied in Austria. The results showed that the implementation of chemical leasing has high potentials to enhance the efficient management of chemicals and significantly reduce harmful emissions.

In 2005, to demonstrate the applicability of these models in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, the UNIDO Cleaner Production Programme, supported by the Austrian government, launched its first chemical leasing initiatives in Egypt, Mexico, and Russia. In 2008, additional Chemical Leasing projects started in Colombia, Morocco, Serbia and Sri Lanka.

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2009. Organizations, companies and individuals worldwide are encouraged to apply.

More information, please visit www.chemicalleasing.com

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27-28 May 2009  Participation in the theoretical and practical conference "New approaches for the decision of environmental problems of industrial enterprises"

On 15 May 2009 in the Tavricheskiy Palace in St. Petersburg the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with the assistance of the Government of the Russian Federation hold the Second Nevsky International Ecological Congress.
The main objective of the Congress is to discuss the issues on forming the international system of ecological security, improvement of the legislation in the natural resources management, maintenance of the biodiversity and opposition to ecological catastrophes.  Participation in the round table No. 4 Ecological problems of human environment and safeguarding sustainable use of energy resources Подробнее >>>>

20-24 April 2009 Workshop on Chemical Leasing Organized by the UNIDO Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit in close collaboration with the
Serbian NCP.Iriski Vena, Belgrade, Serbia

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