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Our Compliance Style

 

NICNAS is committed to developing and maintaining an effective compliance strategy to ensure the safe use of industrial chemicals in Australia. Our strategy is to maintain the public's trust in chemical safety through compliance actions that ensure the integrity of the Scheme. All industrial chemical manufacturers, importers and exporters should be aware that NICNAS conducts audits, inspections and investigations aimed at identifying non-compliance with the legislation.

NICNAS has adopted a conciliatory approach to compliance through partnerships with the Australian chemical industry and the community by maintaining a strong focus on education and raising awareness. We will protect the business interests of compliant importers, manufacturers and exporters by ensuring high levels of transparency, competence and professionalism in our approach to compliance.

The above diagram features NICNAS's hierarchical enforcement strategy, starting with a persuasive approach, which employs no sanctions, and gradually progressing to more severe sanctions.

NICNAS and the States and Territories work closely together to help ensure that there is an effective interface of responsibilities.

 

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