Apply for the Global Chemical Leasing Award

Apply for the Global Chemical Leasing Award

VIENNA, 2 December 2019 - The fifth Global Chemical Leasing Award ceremony will take place in October 2020 during the Fifth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management in Bonn, GermanyCompanies and individuals are invited to submit entries for the Award in the following five categories:

  • Case studies (for companies that implement performance-business models for sustainable chemicals management)
  • Innovation (innovative technical solutions)
  • Research (publications, theses, lectures, patents, new products, etc.)
  • Women-led initiatives
  • Start-ups

In addition, a special jury recognition, “Chemical Leasing Champions”, will be given to companies that demonstrate a long-standing commitment to Chemical Leasing.

Entries should be submitted by 15 May 2020. More information can be found at

The Award intends to showcase commitments to innovative and sustainable management principles and to provide practical insights for industry, policymakers and academia. 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.

Chemical Leasing is part of the inclusive and sustainable industrial development strategy of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). As an example of best practices in industry, Chemical Leasing helps redefine and reorganize business in line with circular-economy principles and appeals to business partners in terms of benefits, competitiveness and added value.

The Award 2020 is jointly sponsored and supported by UNIDO, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC).

Chemical Leasing is a performance-based business model for sustainable chemicals managementIt 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 scope of Chemical Leasing activities goes beyond the initiative of UNIDO and partners and is applied under different names in many companies worldwide.

Click here to apply and to read more about the Award