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Chemical Leasing goes global

Selling Services Instead of Barrels: A Win-Win Business Model for Environment and Industry

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI
  2. Chemical Leasing — An Introduction

    • Thomas Jakl
    Pages 1-8
  3. Chemical Leasing and Cleaner Production

    • Petra Schwager
    Pages 9-15
  4. The Concept of Chemical Leasing

    • Reinhard Joas
    Pages 17-26
  5. Chemical Leasing — Legal Questions

    • Michael Wittmann
    Pages 123-127
  6. Chemical Leasing Toolkit

    • Petra Schwager
    Pages 129-141
  7. Cost — Benefit Analysis

    • Rudolf Schott
    Pages 163-175
  8. Business Plannning “ChemKit GmbH” — Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

    • Sissi Chen, Zin Duong, Margarete Mayrhofer, Reinhild Messner, Andreas Muhr, Eva Riebenbauer et al.
    Pages 177-211
  9. Conclusion

    Pages 221-235
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 237-245

About this book

Chemical Leasing is an innovative business model for the sustainable management of chemicals where the economic benefit is achieved by selling services. It provides adequate chemicals risk management coupled with environmental advantages and economic benefits for both the user and the producer. Within Chemical Leasing business models, the responsibility of the producer and service provider is extended and may include the management of the entire life cycle.

The application of Chemical Leasing was assisted and monitored in a broad range of sectors and companies. This book collects the experience gained from pilot projects in Austria, Egypt, Russia and Mexico. In developing countries and countries with economies in transition the new business model was successfully implemented in cooperation with UNIDO’s worldwide Cleaner Production Programme, supported by the Austrian Federal Government. This book contains detailed descriptions and evaluations based on existing projects, as well as political and scientific interpretations and analyses.


  • Business Model
  • Case Studies
  • Ecology
  • Global Strategies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria

    Thomas Jakl

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria

    Petra Schwager

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Chemical Leasing goes global

  • Book Subtitle: Selling Services Instead of Barrels: A Win-Win Business Model for Environment and Industry

  • Editors: Thomas Jakl, Petra Schwager

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Vienna 2008

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 245

  • Number of Illustrations: 82 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Environmental Economics, Applied Ecology, Industrial Chemistry, Innovation and Technology Management