American Chemistry Council
Our industry creates products and services that make life better for people
around the world -- both today and tomorrow. The benefits of our
industry are accompanied by enduring commitments to Responsible CareŽ in the
management of chemicals worldwide. We will make continuous progress
toward the vision of no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment and
will publicly report our global health, safety and environmental
performance. We will lead our companies in ethical ways that
increasingly benefit society, the economy and the environment while adhering
to the following principles.
To seek and incorporate public input regarding our products and
To provide chemicals that can be manufactured, transported, used and
disposed of safely.
To make health, safety, the environment and resource conservation
critical considerations for all new and existing products and processes.
To provide information on health or environmental risks and pursue
protective measures for employees, the public and other key stakeholders.
To work with customers, carriers, suppliers, distributors and
contractors to foster the safe use, transport and disposal of chemicals.
To operate our facilities in a manner that protects the environment and
the health and safety of our employees and the public.
To support education and research on the health, safety and
environmental effects of our products and processes.
To work with others to resolve problems associated with past handling
and disposal practices.
To lead in the development of responsible laws, regulations and
standards that safeguard the community, workplace and environment.
To practice Responsible CareŽ by encouraging and assisting others to
adhere to these principles and practices.