The Responsible Care® programme

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has created the Responsible Care programme – a global voluntary initiative for the chemical industry. Responsible Care is a unique ethic for the safe and environmentally sound management of chemicals; member companies are committed to support a continuing effort to improve the industry's responsible management of chemicals.

As a participating company, we have signed the Responsible Care Guiding Principles as a symbol of our commitment to continuous health, safety and environmental performance improvement.

Responsible Care Guiding Principles

Members of the European Association for Chemical Distributors are committed to the nine Guiding Principles:

  1. Adopt global Responsible Care core principles

  2. Implement fundamental features of national Responsible Care programmes

  3. Commit to advancing sustainable development

  4. Continously improve and report performance

  5. Enhance the management of chemical products worldwide - product stewardship

  6. Champion and facilitate the extension of Responsible Care along the chemical industry's value chain

  7. Actively support national and global Responsible Care governance processes

  8. Address stakeholder expectations about chemical industry activities and products

  9. Provide appropriate resources to effectively implement Responsible Care

Responsible Care Global Charter

Download a full version of the latest Responsible Care Global Charter