The international code of conduct on pesticide management

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The Code of Conduct provides voluntary standards of conduct for all entities engaged in or associated with the management of pesticides throughout their life-cycle, from production to disposal.

The main objective of the Code of Conduct is to maximize the benefits of pesticides to effectively control pests in public health and agriculture, while protecting human and animal health and the environment from their harmful effects.

The Code of Conduct is designed for use within national legislation. It describes the shared responsibility of many sectors; addresses the need for a cooperative effort; recognizes the need for capacity-strengthening for its implementation; and describes the standards of conduct for pesticide management, complementing the legally binding instruments on chemicals management.