CHEMSS2017 successfully concluded in Shanghai

CHEMSS2017 successfully concluded in Shanghai

The second global summit on chemical safety and security combined with 2017 China Petroleum & Chemical International Conference gathered over 1200 safety and security leaders and practitioners from over 40 countries, representing multi-stakeholder audience from governments, industry, academia civil society in an industry-oriented, science-based, and non-political forum.

 

Organized by the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), addressed chemical and environmental safety and security solutions in the whole supply chain. 

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit is built on the work accomplished at the first global summit CHEMSS2016 (www.chemss2016.org) /Kielce, Poland, 18-20 April 2016/.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit enhanced global chemical safety and security by promotingoperationalizing and internationalizing the existing national and international best practices, trainings, practices and technical solutions, and promoting a positive image and approach of chemical stakeholders.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit promoted the development of a global chemical safety and security community and the development of a global chemical an ecological safety and security market. 

           

The organisation of CHEMSS2017 together with 2017CPCIC  a yearly gathering of Chinese petroleum and chemical industries and their international partners, confirmed a synergy of efforts  to  globalize chemical safety and security with Chinese approaches to meet the highest standards in chemical safety and security and confirms global reach of Chinese petroleum and chemical industries. 

 

CHEMSS2017 Shanghai Declaration on further development of international cooperation to enhance chemical safety and security culture and promotion of sustainable chemistry and process safety, adopted on 19th September, noted the important support of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS), in providing global leadership on chemical safety and security.

 

There were concrete arrangements and  agreements achieved during Chemss2016 which build a broad environment for the development of chemical and ecological safety and security on the local, national, regional and global level. They included the establishment of the CHEMSS Education R&D Network, the International Program on technical cooperation, best practices and capacity building in chemical and environmental safety and security  within the Belt and The Road Initiative, the further development of the program of  CHEM-FRIENDLY Safety and Security Acknowledgment, ICCSS initiative on the developing best practices and capacity building for safety and security of the LNG operations, the expanded cooperation in the areas of technical cooperation and chemical and ecological safety and security in chemical, petrochemical and environmental sectors.

 

The Summit Participants welcome the development of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as a platform for cooperation among all stakeholders to reduce chemical threats. They supported the comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), and expressed strong support for the efforts of the United Nations, the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM), the Inter-Organization Program for Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), and national and international activities towards sound management of chemicals and sustainable chemistry.

 

The Summit Participants get acquainted with the ICCSS initiative to develop the  International Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Best Practices (ICATBP) Program, to promote voluntary security  measures  to reduce risks of release of toxic chemicals, theft or diversion of chemicals, and chemicals that can be used for sabotage or contamination.

 

During the CHEMSS2017, the Chemical Security Milestone Awards for personal accomplishments in development of chemical safety and security in the world were presented. 

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