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UN, Industry Focus on SAICM Before Int’l Meeting

8:56 AM MDT | September 7, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more progress is needed on its Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) if parties are to meet the 2020 goal that “chemicals are produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment,” measured against 20 reporting indicators. The UNEP report, Global Chemicals Outlook, comes in advance of the September 17–21 meeting of the third International Conference on Chemicals Management. The report...

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