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    UNIS/OUS/229
    15 January 2014

    Re-issued as received

    Third Global Chemical Leasing award ceremony announced

    VIENNA, 15 January (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) - 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, which is expected to be attended by some 3,000 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 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 relation. The call for applications is open until 15 August 2014.

    More information can be found here: http://www.chemicalleasing.com/sub/Award/award_2014.html

    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 supported by the Environment Agency of Switzerland (BAFU).

    Chemical Leasing is a 'smart' business model, promoted by UNIDO since 2004 with the direct support of the Governments of Austria and Germany. 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.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Petra Schwager
    UNIDO Industrial Development Officer
    Email: P.Schwager[at]unido.org