Responsible Care®

Guiding Principles for Responsible Care®: A Public Commitment

    As a member of the American Chemistry Council, this company is committed to support a continuing effort to improve the industry’s responsible management of chemicals. We pledge to manage our business according to these principles:

  • To recognize and respond to community concerns about chemicals and our operations
  • To develop and produce chemicals that can be manufactured, transported, used, and disposed of safely
  • To make health, safety, and environmental considerations a priority in our planning for all existing and new products and processes
  • To promptly report to officials, employees, customers, and the public information on chemical-related health or environmental hazards and to recommend protective measures
  • To counsel customers on the safe use, transportation, and disposal of chemical products
  • To operate our plants and facilities in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety of our employees and the public
  • To extend knowledge by conducting or supporting research on the health, safety, and environmental effects of our products, processes, and waste materials
  • To work with others to resolve problems created by past handling and disposal of hazardous substances
  • To participate with government and others in creating responsible laws, regulations, and standards to safeguard the community, workplace, and environment
  • To promote the principles and practices of Responsible Care® by sharing experiences and offering assistance to others who produce, handle, use, transport, or dispose of chemicals
  • Source: Responsible Care® Coordinators Manual