“““By 2021, humans and the environment are safe through the effective management of chemicals in accordance with national development policies and the participation of all sectors”””
- To develop a systematic management of chemicals throughout their entire life-cycle, and that is in line with national and international policies for development
- To promote participation of, and cooperation among, all sectors on national chemicals management
- To prevent, where possible, or minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment
- Thailand has established mechanisms and an effective chemicals management system that can protect human health and provide safety to people and the environment.
- All sectors have the capacities to prevent, where possible, and minimize adverse impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment.
- Strong networks related to national chemicals management are established in the country.
Strategies and 9 sub-strategies
Strategy No. 1
Develop a national chemicals database, as well as mechanisms and tools for a fully integrated system of chemicals management
Sub-strategy 1 Develop a central chemicals database system
Sub-strategy 2 Develop mechanisms and tools to support a fully integrated system of chemicals management
Sub-strategy 3 Create mechanisms to drive effective chemicals management
Strategy No. 2
Develop the capacity and promote the involvement of all sectors on national chemicals management
Sub-strategy 1 Develop a plan for capacity building on national chemicals management
Sub-strategy 2 Develop the capacity to effectively prepare for, and respond to, international conventions and agreements
Sub-strategy 3 Promote the participation of all sectors on national chemicals management
Strategy No. 3
Reduce the risk of chemicals
Sub-strategy 1 Prevent, where possible, and minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals (e.g. in the agricultural, industrial, public health & consumer and transport sectors)
Sub-strategy 2 Monitor the impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment
Sub-strategy 3 Strengthen the capacity for emergency response, treatment and remediation
The implementation of the Fourth National Strategic Plan is divided into 3 phases, as follows: The First Phase Action Plan (2012-2015), The Second Phase Action Plan (2016-2018), and The Third Phase Action Plan (2019-2021). The Fourth National Strategic Plan and associated action plans are overseen by the national committee with the Prime Minister or assigned Vice Prime Minister as the chair and a joint secretariat from 4 key governmental agencies: (i) the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, (ii) the Pollution Control Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, (iii) the Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Public Health, and (iv) the Industrial Works Department under the Ministry of Industry.
The Government, Private sector, the Public, the Academic sector and all chemicals-related professional networks, including all related international agencies, must work together in partnership to address chemical safety and chemicals management to maximize the likelihood of success.