With this project, having started in the beginning of 2020, the German SAICM Focal Point, located at the German Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency, Dessau), wants to make a forward-looking contribution to the “Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste” (SMCW) by developing indicators and milestones to support the concrete achievement of objectives within the concept of sustainable chemistry.
The contractors are N3 Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner, Voerde (project management), and the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Wuppertal, as well as in a subcontract the BZL GmbH and the Akademie Dr. Obladen, Berlin. On 22 May 2023, important methodological approaches and results of the project were presented to a broad professional audience at the 77th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Dresden, namely in Session 1: Sustainable Chemistry – A bigger picture 1/2:
- Henning Friege, Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl, Esther Heidbüchel, Christopher Blum: An overview of appropriate indicators of waste aspects for measuring sustainability in international chemicals management.
- Esther Heidbüchel, Henning Friege, Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl, Christopher Blum: An overview of appropriate indicators of financial and economic aspects for measuring sustainability in international chemicals management.
More about the project and the background on the website of the Federal Environment Agency: