“The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world. SAICM has as its overall objective the achievement of the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that, by 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on human health and the environment.” (

In 2006, when SAICM has been adopted, participants of the UNIDO-Austria side event on Cleaner Production and Chemical Leasing have concluded that The Global Action Plan of the SAICM process and the Quick Start Programme should support the international dissemination of Cleaner Production and Chemical Leasing projects.