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UNEP - Pilot phase for a chemical management toolkit for toy manufacturers launched

Within the framework of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), a toolkit has been developed together with experts from the toy safety sector to enable toy manufacturers and suppliers to improve the chemical safety of their products in the long term. This toolkit will soon be made available free of charge, online and globally in English and Chinese.

To support capacity building for better chemical management in the early stages of the toy supply chain, UNEP's Chemicals and Health Division is working with the Baltic Environment Baltic Environment Forum (BEF) and the South China Institute of Environmental Sciences (SCIES).

As part of this work, UNEP intends to pilot test the toolkit (including the various modules and materials) with practitioners in the field before final release. To this end, companies are being sought to participate in the planned pilot testing.

Benefits for participating companies:

  • Free expert support in the use of the toolkit
  • Possibility to customise the free toolkit to the needs of the company
  • Acknowledgement of support on the UN Toolkit website (voluntary)

For more information on how to participate in the pilot phase, please see the flyer.

Source: German Association of the Toy Industry (Deutscher Verband der Spielwarenindustrie - DVSI)