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IAMC Toolkit Launched

By Branko Dunjić October 18, 2017

Lima, October 5, 2017

UNIDO Launches IAMC Toolkit

UNIDO with the support of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Government of Switzerland officially launched IAMC Toolkit ( during and event in Lima, Peru on October 5, 2017.

The Toolkit launch, organized jointly by UNIDO and the GRUPO GEA, Peru, was attended by more than 40 participants from industry, science, policy and other professional backgrounds.

The Toolkit is a result of the 3-year project “Innovative Chemical Approaches- environmentally sound management of chemicals and chemical wastes” whose goal was to achieve a reduction of chemicals consumption, both in production and in application of chemicals. The approach serves the triple purpose of improving the local environment (less emissions and less waste), workers’ health as well as public health (reduction of diseases and fatalities) and economic benefits (resource productivity and possibly better product quality). The project addressed the main target categories of 1) producers of chemicals, 2) formulators of chemical products and 3) industrial users of chemical products.

The Toolkit provides the chemical industry and consultants of the chemical industry with a practical tools, techniques and documentation (methodological guide & technical resources) to improve the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMOC) across their company’s products’ value chain while increasing business performance through innovation.

The toolkit enables technical and business consultants to support manufacturers and industrial users of chemicals to systematically identify chemicals management hotspots and implement innovations which provide customers value and increase revenue while providing environmental benefits and protecting the health of workers and society.

The event was opened by Mr. Marcos Allegre-Chang, Deputy Minister of Environment who highlighted the importance of the sound and safe management of chemicals for Peru and for the whole region and expressed hope that innovation can improve the competitively and productivity in companies, reducing consumption of chemicals thus reducing pollution.

The event featured presentations by experts from Peru, Colombia and El Salvador on the results of the project in their countries.

At the end of the event, Petra Schwager handed out certificates to local companies for successful implementation of the methodology.

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