News and Events


It is good to see that one of the leading global professional services companies/ consultancies, Accenture, just published a report called "Taking the European chemicals industry into the circular economy" and specifically presents Chemical Leasing as new business model that opens up business opportunities. Here is the link to the executive summary of the report!


Good news for the Chemical Leasing pioneers! On 17 May 2017, the

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)

was officially launched in Berlin, Germany. Minister Barbara Hendricks handed over the funding document for the ISC3 to Mr. Friedrich Barth, the newly appointed Managing Director of the ISC3. UNIDO particitated in this ceremonial event and the related conference that was attended by approximately 200 persons from 40 countries.

Chemical Leasing was included in some high-level speeches! The president of the German Environment Agency, Maria Krautzberger, stated that “Chemical Leasing is one approach that can contribute to triggering the investments in sound chemical management that we need. It now will be an important part of ISC3´s work to illustrate such lucrative opportunities of sustainable chemistry and to promote these ideas with industry worldwide.” Read more here.

Chemical Leasing expert Milos Milunov presented Chemical Leasing as a business model for advancing sustainable chemistry in the textiles sector at the EU Development Days in Brussels. Here is the link for detailed information on the event.

The new OECD report is a review of the literature on the economic features of the Chemical Leasing, focusing on the drivers and barriers and comparing its functioning to traditional contracts.

UNIDO presented the Chemical Leasing Joint Declaration of Intent in plenary and at the technology fair at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The declaration is open for additional partners.

Mr. Maxim ELISEEV, UNIDO trained expert from Russia presented the Chemical Leasing concept during one of the sessions of the 15th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals (CIEP) held in Shenzhen, China.