Risk management of chemicals

Sustainable Chemistry

 

Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes.

Sustainable chemistry is also a process that stimulates innovation across all sectors to design and discover new chemicals, production processes, and product stewardship practices that will provide increased performance and increased value while meeting the goals of protecting and enhancing human health and the environment. Recent OECD work in this area has focused on developing a better understanding of what drives sustainable chemistry innovation and on establishing a web-based Sustainable Chemistry Platform to serve as a networking resource and a place to disseminate information about workshops, training courses, and other capacity building opportunities.

 

Sustainable Chemistry