UN Report: Chemical Leasing Business 10 Years

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published 10 years outlook of Promotion and Implementation of Chemical Leasing (ChL) Business Models In Industry.

UNIDO definition of Chemical Leasing

  • ”Chemical Leasing is a service-oriented business model that shifts the focus from increasing sales volume of chemicals towards a value-added approach. 
  • The producer mainly sells the functions performed by the chemical and functional units are the main basis for payment.
  • Within Chemical Leasing business models the responsibility of the producer and service provider is extended and may include management of the entire life cycle. 
  • Chemical Leasing strives for a win-win situation. It aims at increasing the efficient use of chemicals while reducing the risks of chemicals and protecting human health. 
  • It improves the economic and environmental performance of participating companies and enhances their access to new markets. 
  • Key elements of successful Chemical Leasing business models are proper benefit sharing, high quality standards and mutual trust between participating companies.”

Chemical Leasing is essential part of circular economy to create supply chains where interests are aligned to reduce resource consumption economically viable model.


The future 2015 – 2015 vision is even more ambitious!


Unido’s Chemical Leasing Strategy states ambitious vision for coming 10 years and it is expecting that ChL strategies are essential part of Chemical Industry and Environmental friendly policies.

Objectives stated in ChL Strategy:

Objective 1: Policy-making/public-sector intervention,

Objective 2: industry/sector intervention,

Objective 3: business/company (organizational) intervention.

Objective 4 is crosscutting as it targets market change in a holistic approach that includes all three levels of intervention.

The strategy supports the UN Agenda 2030 with set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted in UN General Assebly on September 25th 2015.

Please read more from UNIDO’s webpages or from original report.