ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Our Partners

On the road to sustainable chemistry, the ISC3 has started to develop a wide network of partner organisations worldwide:

GC3 run by Joel A. Tickner

Joel A. Tickner of the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a pioneer in making chemistry safer for people and the environment. He founded the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), a network of more than 70 companies, including major retailers and brands, dedicated to promoting safer products and to advance green chemistry across sectors and supply chains. Tickner is an internationally respected expert on how chemicals in everyday life can adversely affect adults and children and he has worked tirelessly to advocate for the adoption of safer alternatives in household products, toys and more. He is also an expert on environmental health, green chemistry, chemicals policy, pollution prevention and risk assessment.


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment work encompasses:

  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
  • Developing international and national environmental instruments
  • Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the Environment


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities, each of which represents different aspects of ISID:

  • Creating shared prosperity
  • Advancing economic competitiveness
  • Safeguarding the Environment


The European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH), established in 1991, operates as a centre of scientific excellence of WHO/Europe, providing Member States with state-of-the-art evidence on the nature and magnitude of existing and emerging environmental health risks, and assisting them in identifying and implementing policies to address these risks. ECEH is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and is located in Bonn, Germany. It develops policy advice and international guidelines, such as those on air quality and noise, to inform and support decision-making by governments, health professionals, citizens and other stakeholders.