Businesses and industry (e.g. producers, manufacturing sector, wastes treatment companies) have a pivotal role to play in the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. They contribute to support and promote the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes, as they possess the technical skills, know-how and infrastructure needed for such management.
They may make various contributions to the work undertaken under the scientific and technical bodies of the conventions (e.g. review of chemicals under the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or development and updating of technical guidelines under the Basel Convention).
Cooperation and collaboration with businesses and industry to support the implementation of the conventions may be achieved through the establishment of partnerships, among other actions. Public-private partnerships are a creative instrument for pro-active exchange of information, experience and know-how among concerned stakeholders. More