The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
The Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) provides an overarching strategy to address problems of chemical management and safety, nationally and globally. SAICM was adopted at the International Conference on Chemical Management in Dubai 2006.
The objective of a strategic approach is to achieve the sound management of chemicals throughout their lifecycle so that, by 2020, chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment.
The adoption of SAICM sets the stage for a worldwide movement to reform chemicals' policies and practices in every country. SAICM also provides an opportunity to help build and strengthen a global civil society movement aimed at preventing further harm to human health and to ecosystems caused by exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances.