What is Chemical Leasing?

Chemical Leasing towards a sustainable world

Chemicals are an integral part of modern life and they are used in a wide variety of products. While chemicals are undoubtedly a significant contributor to national economies, it is of utmost importance to avoid significant risks to human health and the environment. In this website, we present you a new business model for sustainable chemicals management: Chemical Leasing.


Figure 1: Chemical Leasing explained on Youtube

UNIDO’s Global Chemical Leasing Programme

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Chemical Leasing Strategy (2015 - 2025)

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News and Events

UNIDO presented the Chemical Leasing Joint Declaration of Intent in plenary and at the technology fair at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The declaration is open for additional partners.

The Global Chemical Leasing Programme announces with pleasure that the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management organized a Chemical Leasing Workshop for industry stakeholders on April 03. It included lectures of international Chemical Leasing experts and the presentation of best practice examples in order to raise awareness on Chemical Leasing for the Austrian industry.

March 22 is recognized globally as the World Water Day. Therefore, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC, the UN focal point in Russia) organized a conference in Moscow, hosted by the Russian State Library, with approx. 50 participants. Chemical Leasing was presented as one opportunity for more sustainable water management.

Case Studies

A Ugandan beverage company introduced Chemical Leasing for bottle washing and conveyor lubrication. Chemical consumption was reduced by 40 and 48 %, respectively, and the water and energy demand decreased significantly.

A Serbian confectionary producer uses Chemical Leasing in the bonding process of packaging. Over 30 % of adhesives and 50 % of energy could be saved due to the introduction of a more efficient adhesive and an optimised process.

A large manufacturer of electric equipment in Egypt applied Chemical Leasing for its powder coating operations. This resulted in a 20 % reduction of powder coating applied, 5 % less waste and an improved energy managament system.