Adopted by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals.
SAICM was developed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral Preparatory Committee and supports the achievement of the goal agreed at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development of ensuring that, by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health.
Progress in the implementation of SAICM was reviewed at the third session of the ICCM held from 17 to 21 September 2012.
SAICM reporting in 2014 (period 2011-2013)
We kindly ask for the support of all SAICM stakeholders in participating in the SAICM reporting exercise and completing the online tool, available until 31 March 2014. As we approach 2020, this can be a source of vital information.
Latest updates on SAICM reporting, as of 9 March 2014:
- Fifty-nine stakeholders have registered to obtain their password, and have until 31 March 2014 to complete their submissions
- Only five stakeholders have fully submitted their reports
- A further seven are in various stages of submission of the different parts
Our thanks go out to those who have submitted their full reports:
- Costa Rica
- Sri Lanka
Please visit the SAICM reporting 2011-2013 page for more information.