Tuesday, 03 December 2019 09:19

Global Chemical Leasing Award 2020

Applications open for Global Chemical Leasing Award 2020

The Award intends to showcase commitments to innovative and sustainable management principles, and will acknowledge best practices, innovative approaches and ideas related to Chemical Leasing and similar performance-based business models for sustainable chemicals management. 

Companies and individuals are invited to submit entries for the Global Chemical Leasing Award by the deadline of 15 May 2020. Entries may be submitted under the following five categories:
Three main categories:
  • Case studies (for companies that implement performance-based business models for sustainable chemicals management)
  • Special innovation (innovative technical solutions)
  • Research (publications, theses, lectures, patents, new products, etc.)
Special awards: 
  • Women-led initiatives
  • Start ups
In addition, a special jury recognition “Chemical Leasing Champions” will be given to companies that demonstrate the long-standing commitment to Chemical Leasing. 
The Award ceremony will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 October 2020 (to be confirmed). It will be part of the Fifth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5). The ceremony will acknowledge best practices, innovative approaches and ideas related to Chemical Leasing and similar performance-based business models for sustainable chemicals management. It will promote the development and application of “smart” service-oriented business concepts and seek to inspire companies and individuals around the globe to rethink how they operate with chemicals. 
The event will be an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and discussion on topics related to Chemical Leasing, sustainable chemicals management, business innovations and the circular economy. It will bring together entrepreneurs and industrial managers, representatives of NGOs and industry associations, policymakers and academia. 
More information may be found on the chemicalleasing.org website. Questions about the Award and the application process may be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Recognition from the international community. The Award gives companies, researchers, academics and creative individuals an excellent opportunity to present themselves and what they stand for to a wider audience
  • PR. Best practices will be picked up by media and social networks, inspiring more companies and individuals to adopt innovative solutions
  • The Award provides a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion on topics related to performance-based business models and sustainable chemical management 
  • Presentation of creative ideas, best practices and innovative solutions to reduce environmental impact, boost profits and create social benefits
  • Participating at the Award ceremony provides an opportunity to be evaluated by an international jury, including UNIDO.  It will help convince customers, partners and the public at large of your integrity
  • Self-assessment. Application provides a great opportunity to assess your own organization/target processes and to prepare an action plan for further improvement of your organizational performance.
The Award is co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the governments of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC). 
The Award results will be announced on the websites and in the social media of UNIDO, co-organizers and supporters. Winning case studies, innovations and research work, as well as interviews with winners, will be presented on the www.chemicalleasing.org website.
Since the first Award ceremony in 2010, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world. Among the companies that have successfully participated in previous rounds of the Award are Safechem, Ecolab, Cabot, AkzoNobel, Henkel, Ikea, Coca Cola and General Motors.
Chemical Leasing is a performance-based business model for sustainable chemicals management. Chemical Leasing aims at a more efficient use of chemicals in the production process by redefining the business relationship between the chemical user and the supplier. In the Chemical Leasing model, the supplier does not sell quantities. The supplier sells the function of the chemical. The model aligns the interests and motivations of partners, and helps achieve a win-win situation for them and the environment. The life cycle of the chemicals is prolonged, waste is minimized and resources are used efficiently. This contributes to the achievement of circular-economy goals.