With increasing production and use, it is increasingly important for countries to consider the various benefits that the establishment and implementation of legal frameworks for chemicals control can bring to society and industry.
This information document on the benefits of chemicals control is primarily intended to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for preventive chemicals control, and government officials actively working to develop, adapt and implement chemicals control and the related institutional capacity. It aims to inform and advise those seeking to understand the multiple benefits and cost-efficiencies of proactive chemicals management.
This document identifies benefits in the areas of:
- cost efficiency
- resource efficiency
- trade and industry operations
- human health
- environmental protection
- compliance with international obligations and commitments
- sustainable national development