Today, 35 Member countries, many partner countries and other stakeholders work together to develop and co-ordinate activities on chemical safety and biosafety on an international basis. One of the core aspects of the work relates to the Mutual Acceptance of Data.
Objectives of the Programme
While an important focus of the work is on safety aspects of the production, processing and use of industrial chemicals (including manufactured nanomaterials), work is carried out on pesticides and biocides, chemical accidents, pollutant release and transfer registers and biotechnology, overseen by the "Joint Meeting" and undertaken by many subsidiary bodies.
The Chemicals Programme produces documents, reports and publications on all aspects of its work; these are available to the general public and can be downloaded: Environment, Health and Safety publications.