Securing chemical data from industry for assessing potential risks

Accessing information on industrial emissions of toxic substances
Generating toxicity data from assessments from industry sources
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends generating data necessary for assessment, building, [inter alia], on programmes of IPCS (UNEP, WHO, ILO), FAO, OECD and EEC/EU and on established programmes of other regions and governments; and that industry should participate actively.

The US EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is an electronic database containing reports on toxic emissions for every manufacturing facility in the USA that 1) employs more than 10 full time employees and 2) manufactures more than 25,000 pounds of any of 350 specific toxic chemicals.

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production