Responsible Care® Codes Of Practices
For practical implementation, the ten Guiding Principles have been translated into Codes of Practice.
These codes do not dictate how a company should operate. Instead, they are performance objectives that encourage commitment, innovation and continual improvement in all stages of the chemical manufacturing process.
There are Seven Codes of Practice:
- Community Awareness & Emergency Response
- Employee Health and Safety
- Pollution Prevention
- Process Safety
- Product Stewardship
COMMUNITY AWARENESS & EMERGENCY RESPONSE
We openly communicate with the community about safety, health and the environmental aspects of our plant operations. We ensure that each facility has an emergency preparedness and can respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies.
We seek to prevent harm to the public or environment posed by the storage, handling, and transportation of chemicals by evaluating and eliminating risks and providing emergency response support in the event of a chemical distribution emergency.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND SAFETY
We identify and assess hazards, prevent unsafe conditions and foster training and communications in order to protect the health and safety of those who work or visit our facilities.
We strive to prevent accidents and hazardous situations by ensuring that our facilities are designed, built, operated and maintained according to sound practices, and reviewed periodically for conformance.
We make health, safety and environmental protection a priority in the development of new products and processes so that the chemicals we produce can be manufactured, transported, used and disposed of safely.