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

On November 21, UNIDO and the governments of Austria, Switzerland and Germany signed the "Joint Declaration of Intent on Chemical Leasing" in Vienna, Austria on the occasion of the UNIDO's 50 Anniversary.

Chemical Leasing was presented at the 2nd Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development organized by the German GIZ at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Chemical Leasing Brainstorm Meeting, Spring 2016

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.