- Pesticide management is embodied by a number of national and international regulations and policy conventions that govern all aspects of pesticide manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal.
- The International Code of conduct is the most comprehensive of these conventions, and although its provisions are voluntary, the plant science industry is committed to adherence to its 12 clauses.
- The Stockholm Convention (POP) and Rotterdam Convention (PIC) are international conventions that seek to eliminate persistent organic pollutants and better control transboundary shipment of listed chemicals.
- Chemical Safety under human health is largely addressed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) under the International Forum for Chemical Safety (IFCS) and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). The latter is a voluntary initiative aiming to develop methods to meet the requirements of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, specifically in the protection of human health and the environment.