The Strate­gic Approach to Inter­na­tional Chem­i­cals Man­age­ment (SAICM) is a pol­icy frame­work to pro­mote chem­i­cal safety around the world. SAICM has as its over­all objec­tive the achieve­ment of the sound man­age­ment of chem­i­cals through­out their life cycle so that, by 2020, chem­i­cals are pro­duced and used in ways that min­i­mize sig­nif­i­cant adverse impacts on human health and the envi­ron­ment. This “2020 goal” was adopted by the World Sum­mit on Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment in 2002 as part of the Johan­nes­burg Plan of Implementation.

SAICM Sec­re­tariat


Chem­i­cals Branch 1113 chemin des Anémones

CH-​1219 Châte­laine, Geneva Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 917 12 34

Fax: +41 (0) 22 797 34 60

E-​mail: This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www​.saicm​.org

Pub­li­ca­tion by same author

Strate­gic Approach to Inter­na­tional Chem­i­cals Man­age­ment
SAICM texts and res­o­lu­tions of the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Chem­i­cals Management

Cat­e­gory: Guides