CHEMSS2017 Communique

 

Organized by the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), the second global summit on chemical safety and security (www.chemss2017.org) was held on 19-20 September, 2017, in Shanghai, China. CHEMSS2017 Summit is built on the work accomplished at the first global summit CHEMSS2016 (www.chemss2016.org) /Kielce, Poland, 18-20 April 2016/ and the CHEMSS2016 Declaration.

 

CHEMSS2017 was combined with 2017 China Petroleum & Chemical International Conference (CPCIC2017). 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. 

 

CHEMSS2017/CPCIC2017   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. CHEMSS2017 Summit addressed chemical and environmental safety and security solutions in the whole supply chain. CHEMSS2017 Summit enhanced global chemical safety and security by promotingoperationalizing and internationalizing the existing national and international best practices, trainings, practices and technical solutions.

 

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. 

           

There were concrete arrangements and  agreements achieved during CHEMSS2017 Summit which built a broad environment for the development of chemical and ecological safety and security on the local, national, regional and global level.

 

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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit initiated 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. 

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit initiated 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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit 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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit 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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit welcome the expanded cooperation in the areas of technical cooperation and chemical and ecological safety and security in chemical, petrochemical and environmental sectors.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit 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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit 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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit welcome 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 and support the “Responsible Care” which  safety and security practices that safeguard workplaces, communities, and the broader environment. Corporate social responsibility and best environmental and public health practices are key parts of these efforts.

 

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.

 

CHEMSS2017 Summit welcome the decision to transform the CHEMSS Program Committee into the International Board on Chemical Safety and Security.