Our Safety, Health and Environment programs are structured on Responsible Care, a chemical industry-specific, and voluntary, global initiative. Responsible Care has become part of our culture since we helped establish the program in 1985.
Responsible Care is implemented through a management system approach that offers an integrated, structured method focused on seven key areas of our operations: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; process safety and product stewardship. Implementing Responsible Care in the United States includes mandatory independent third-party verification of those management systems.
Responsible Care includes seven Codes of Management Practices that outline specific areas to focus our continuous improvement efforts:
- Community Awareness and Emergency Response
- Pollution Prevention
- Process Safety
- Employee Health and Safety
- Product Stewardship
To help ensure we have proper SH&E systems in place to operate our manufacturing plants, we are in the process of certifying all our facilities worldwide to either ISO 14001 or RC 14001. Both are globally recognized management systems designed to protect the environment and continually improve environmental, health, safety and security performance.
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