The International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) serves as a centre of excellence in chemical safety and security and supports the development of national and international networks of chemical safety and security officers from relevant national agencies, international organizations, industries, and civil society.
The ICCSS provides continuity to the international efforts in chemical safety and security and focuses on building the potential and expanding capabilities for research, development, storage, production, and safe use of chemicals for peaceful purposes.
The ICCSS serves as a multi-stakeholder chemical safety and security forum for exploring sustainable ways and means of sharing knowledge and best practices, promoting public-private enterprises and modern management in all areas of chemical activities:
- transportation of chemicals;
- academic activities and studies;
- scientific research; and
- laboratory work.
The ICCSS combines and multiplies efforts, technical resources and expertise from industry associations, international organizations, national agencies, and NGOs, to achieve chemical safety and security in all aspects/areas of chemical activities.
The ICCSS promotes the chemical safety and security culture by bringing the issue to national level, by being more efficient in chemical safety and security capacity building and best practices exchanges, and by improving national and international coordination of chemical safety and security actors. Based on these core considerations the ICCSS has introduced five leading principles: Sustainability; Continuity; Public-private partnership; Multi-stakeholder participation; and Modern management.