About the Award

The Global Chemical Leasing Award was launched in 2009 and organized in 2010, 2012 and 2014 with the direct support of the Austrian, German and Swiss governments. The application period for the next Chemical Leasing award 2018 is open. Please see the information here. 

The award intends to showcase commitments to innovative management principles and to provide practical insights for industry, policy makers and academia. The award will acknowledge best practices and inspire companies and individuals around the globe to apply the Chemical Leasing business concept by reducing the inefficient use and over-consumption of chemicals and developing strong business partnerships along the entire supply chain.

Chemical Leasing is part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)'s inclusive and sustainable industrial development strategy, and encourages the international community to commit to sound chemicals management, innovative business models and resource efficiency.

Chemical Leasing is a 'smart' circular economy business model that intends to shift the focus from increasing the sales volume of chemicals towards an innovative and functional-based approach, leading to a more efficient use of chemicals, thereby providing environmental and economic benefits. Chemical Leasing fosters green and sustainable chemistry and contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Detailed information about application requirements is published in advance of each Award. The lists of award winners in previous years and members of the Award jury can be found here: