GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

www.chemss2017.org

 

CHEMSS2017 SHANGHAI DECLARATION

 

On further development of international cooperation to enhance chemical safety

and security culture and promotion of sustainable chemistry and process safety

 

CHEMSS2017 brought together chemical and environmental safety and security leaders and practitioners from government, international organizations, industry, academia and civil society in an industry-oriented, science-based, and non-political forum which addressed chemical safety and security solutions and sustainable chemistry and process safety in the whole supply chain.   

 

The Summit Participants noted the important support of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS), the Summit co-organizers in providing global leadership on chemical safety and security.

 

The Summit Participants referred to and re-iterated support for all the provisions of the CHEMSS2016 Declaration of 20th April, 2016 (www.chemss.2016.org) on  the development of international cooperation to enhance chemical safety and security and the promotion of a global chemical security culture, as a basis and a broad framework of cooperation  for the development of global process to enhance chemical and environmental safety and security. The text of CHEMSS2016 Declaration of 20th April, 2016, constitutes an integral part of the CHEMSS2017 and the Shanghai CHEMSS2017 Declaration.

 

The Summit Participants welcome the initiation of the CHEMSS Education R&D Network, a global gathering of universities, research centers, academic institutions, laboratories, industries and training facilities, which aims to meeting the growing needs in chemical and environmental safety and security education, training, research and talent acquisition. 

 

The Summit Participants welcome the International Program on technical cooperation, best practices and capacity building in chemical and environmental safety and security  within the One Belt and One Road Initiative, developed by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS). The Program aims to develop and conduct national Seminars and basic courses to enhance technical cooperation chemical and environmental safety and security. The first seminar on and basic courses to enhance technical cooperation chemical and environmental safety and security within One Belt One Road initiative, will be held in Warsaw, Poland.

 

The Summit Participants welcome the further development of the program of  CHEM-FRIENDLY Safety and Security Acknowledgment, initiated at CHEMSS2016, as a voluntary initiative to share and operationalize best practices in chemical safety and security management.

 

The Summit Participants welcome the efforts led by International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS),  presented and developed within CHEMSS2017, on developing best practices and capacity building for safety and security of the LNG operations. The first seminar on chemical safety and security for LNG operations will be held in Swinoujscie, Poland, in 2018.  

 

The Summit Participants get acquainted with many presentations and offers and welcome 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 implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the development of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as a platform for cooperation among all stakeholders to reduce chemical threats.

 

The Summit Participants welcome, promote and work in line with 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 support the comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), as a broad policy framework for global efforts to enhance chemical security.

 

The Summit Participants welcome  the decision to transform the CHEMSS Program Committee into the International Board on Chemical Safety and Security. 

 

The Summit Participants urge all stakeholders, including the participants in the Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security – Chemss2017, to promote this Declaration directly to their organizations and networks and through social media more broadly.

 

Shanghai, China, 19 September, 2017


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