What are the main tasks of the ISC3?

The tasks of the ISC3 will be defined over the coming months in the framework of the project “Bundling of Expertise in the area of Sustainable Chemistry”. The tasks listed below are therefore not yet fixed, but instead serve as a basis for further discussion, e.g. within the Advisory council for the project:

  • Monitoring of the discussion on how to define and interpret the term “Sustainable Chemistry”
  • Development of “quality criteria” for processes, materials and resource demand in order to assess different Sustainable Chemistry approaches
  • Review of main interfaces to resource and health protection as well as product and plant safety
  • Analysis and dissemination of business models which promise economic success on the basis of Sustainable Chemistry
  • Positioning of Sustainable Chemistry as a key element of the global agenda for the 21st century
  • Support for emerging and developing countries in the safe handling of chemicals and disposal of waste from hazardous substances produced or used earlier
  • Guidance for emerging and developing countries in the implementation of international regulations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry
  • Exchange of good practice (e.g. advanced synthesis strategies, sustainable material flow management, product design) at global level
  • Advancement of good professional standards in the manufacture, processing and use of chemicals as well as their utilization and disposal
  • Dissemination of the current state of knowledge on Sustainable Chemistry at all levels of the educational system