Chemical Leasing Toolkit

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Sustainability criteria

Key elements of successful ChL business models include adoption of high quality standards and sustainability criteria, and mutual trust between participating companies under a contract that aims for continuous improvement and that ensures fair and transparent sharing of the benefits.  A successful model should fulfill the following sustainability criteria:

  1. Reduction of adverse impacts for environment, health, energy and resource consumption caused by chemicals and their application and production processes
  2. Improved handling and storage of chemicals to prevent and minimize risks
  3. No substitution of chemicals by substances with a higher risk
  4. Economic and social benefits are generated; a contract should contain the objective of continuous improvements and should enable a fair and transparent sharing of the benefits between the partners
  5. Monitoring of the improvements needs to be possible