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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Third Global Chemical Leasing Award - call for entries

VIENNA, 15 January 2014 - The Third Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony will take place from 11 to 13 November in Basel, Switzerland.

It will be part of the international Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (Ecochem 2014), which is expected to be attended by some 3000 delegates and 120 exhibitors.

The Award intends to further enhance the global visibility of Chemical Leasing, acknowledge best practices and inspire companies and individuals around the globe to apply the Chemical Leasing business concept by reducing the inefficient use and over-consumption of chemicals and developing strong business partnerships and innovation along the entire supply chain.
 
Chemical Leasing is part of UNIDO’s Green Industry strategy and encourages the international community to commit to sound chemicals management and resource efficiency.

Companies and individuals are invited to submit applications for the award in four categories:  Case studies (for companies); Consulting services; Scientific publications; and Public relations. The call for applications is open until 15 August 2014.

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The 2014 Award is jointly sponsored and supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

Chemical Leasing is a ‘smart’ business model, promoted by UNIDO since 2004 with the direct support of the Governments of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The model is intended to shift the focus from increasing the sales volume of chemicals towards a value-added approach, leading to a more efficient use of chemicals, thereby providing environmental and economic benefits and catalyzing innovation.

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For more information on Chemical Leasing, please contact:

Petra Schwager
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