ILA - Assistance to Industry and Governments Around the World
Since 1996 the lead producing industry in Europe and North America has been providing support to governments and intergovernmental agencies to help them develop environmentally sound management approaches for lead production and the collection and recycling of lead containing products (predominantly lead batteries) in developing countries and those with economies in transition.
Risk management solutions proposed are sensitive to cultural, technical, geographical and socio-economic complexities and are tailored to the distinct lead exposure issues identified by experienced multi-tasking teams.
All the Risk Management Projects that ILA has been involved with have been carried out in conjunction with national governments, the local industry and intergovernmental agencies, such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Secretariat to the Basel Convention. Such multi-stakeholder projects increase the credibility of the work and the level of global awareness of the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of leaded product streams.
Case studies of recent ILA support are available to download:
Developing an environmentally sound lead-acid battery recycling industry in Senegal
Reducing risks and removing obstacles to recycling in the Philippines
Increasing the potential for lead recycling in Central America
As part of its commitment to supporting improved risk management in developing countries and those in transition, the International Lead Association (ILA) has launched a series of guides to good working practices.
These guidance notes can be downloaded here.