The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) launched the Global Product Strategy (GPS) in 2006 to enhance the proper handling of chemicals throughout their lifecycle and to make the relevant safety information of marketed chemicals accessible to suppliers, customers and the general public in the form of Safety Summaries.

GPS Safety Summaries contain basic information for safe handling of chemical products. In a suitable format and in a general, understandable language, they are intended to provide transparent access to important information and properties of the chemical substance. The aim is to increase public confidence that chemicals are handled safely throughout their life cycle. The GPS Safety Summaries are not intended to provide in-depth safety and health information and do not replace the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the chemical substance. GPS summaries are not intended for use in the management of emergencies by professionals.

For more information on GPS please refer to the ICCA website and to the GPS Chemicals Portal.