ILMC - assistance to industry and governments around the world

The International Lead Management Center (ILMC) was created in 1996 by the lead producing industry to help industry, governments and intergovernmental agencies manage risks associated with lead in respect of the environment and human health.

The ILMC offers advice and assistance across the industry and throughout the lead lifecycle from mining, smelting and refining through to recycling. The ILMC is also sensitive to cultural, technical, geographical and socio-economic complexities. Risk management solutions are tailored to the distinct lead exposure issues identified by experienced multi-tasking teams.

All the Risk Management Projects that ILMC has been involved with have been carried out in conjunction with national governments, the lead 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.

The ILMC has built on its 10 years of experience to develop a Risk Reduction Toolbox offering practical guidance on a wide range of issues. The ’Tools’ are available in English and Spanish on the ILMC website at

Find out more about the work of ILMC:

Working Safely with Lead - guidance notes

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 



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