Support programme

Cleaner Production Toolkit

All manufacturing industries
Guides, handbooks, information material, Training
2008 - present
Target group:
Energy, Materials, Water, Waste
Where is this support available:

The Cleaner Production Toolkit, developed by UNIDO, provides a comprehensive methodology for cleaner production and resource-efficiency projects, and relevant training. Successful projects are based on a unique combination of training, interactive exercises, motivation of trainers, extensive experience as consultants, practical implementation of options, and mutual learning.

The toolkit covers 12 volumes that include:

  • Introduction
  • Volume 1 - Introduction to cleaner production
  • Volume 2 - Team, policy and motivation
  • Volume 3 - Material flow analysis
  • Volume 4 - Energy analysis
  • Volume 5 - Innovation, creativity and option generation
  • Volume 6 - Green procurement and hazardous materials
  • Volume 7 - Indicators and environmental controlling
  • Volume 8 - Waste management and recycling
  • Volume 9 - Audits
  • Volume 10 - Networking at national and regional level
  • Volume 11 - From CP to EMS
  • Volume 12 - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Addendum

Each volume includes teacher’s notes and background material, which are helpful tools for the trainer or technical assistance efforts at company level. They are based on the long-term experience that cleaner production experts have acquired in different industrial sectors, and include the following:

  • Textbook with important background information
  • Examples with photos, diagrams and/or specific information
  • Exercises or interactive training units with solutions and instructions
  • Selected slides for presentation
  • Worksheets for work in companies and/or workshops
  • Checklist for workshop and company work
  • Questions with solutions to check that the participants have understood the subject

The toolkit is available in an online interactive form, in English and Spanish, on the UNIDO website.