Establishing regulations requiring environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes

Agenda 21 recommends that, wherever they operate, transnational corporations and other large-scale enterprises should be encouraged to introduce policies and commitments to adopt equivalent or not less stringent standards of operation with reference to hazardous waste generation and disposal than in the country of origin; while governments are invited to make efforts to establish regulations to require environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes.
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.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 15: Life on Land