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

Global Chemical Leasing Award 2018

Click here to see details and to apply.

Chemical Leasing Strategy (2015 - 2025)

Click here to see the strategy outline.

News and Events

It is good to see that one of the leading global professional services companies/ consultancies, Accenture, just published a report called "Taking the European chemicals industry into the circular economy" and specifically presents Chemical Leasing as new business model that opens up business opportunities. Here is the link to the executive summary of the report!


Good news for the Chemical Leasing pioneers! On 17 May 2017, the

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)

was officially launched in Berlin, Germany. Minister Barbara Hendricks handed over the funding document for the ISC3 to Mr. Friedrich Barth, the newly appointed Managing Director of the ISC3. UNIDO particitated in this ceremonial event and the related conference that was attended by approximately 200 persons from 40 countries.

Chemical Leasing was included in some high-level speeches! The president of the German Environment Agency, Maria Krautzberger, stated that “Chemical Leasing is one approach that can contribute to triggering the investments in sound chemical management that we need. It now will be an important part of ISC3´s work to illustrate such lucrative opportunities of sustainable chemistry and to promote these ideas with industry worldwide.” Read more here.

Chemical Leasing expert Milos Milunov presented Chemical Leasing as a business model for advancing sustainable chemistry in the textiles sector at the EU Development Days in Brussels. Here is the link for detailed information on the event.

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.