Industrial Upgrading and Servicing
Since the phase-out of controlled substances entails the conversion of key industrial sectors in developing and transition countries, the activities carried out by the organization also enable targeted industries to achieve increased productivity and an improved economic performance.
These gains take the form of new, clean and up-to-date technologies, upgraded production lines with brand new equipment and the dissemination of adequate training on technology and industrial safety, including human health aspects. Not only does this allow for better access to new markets, it also helps sustain businesses in the long term through lower operating costs, less maintenance and higher product quality and reliability.
Coupled with UNIDO’s efforts to build capacity by increasing the skill levels of technicians and industrial workers, to strengthen SME’s and larger industries alike, this makes a major contribution to generating employment, both by sustaining existing jobs and creating new ones.
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