Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry's commitment to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment and the economy. Its ethic and principles compel companies to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work cooperatively to identify and eliminate harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.
Responsible Care is our commitment to continuous improvement of all aspects of the chemistry industry's environmental, health and safety performance and to ensuring openness about its activities and its achievements.
Our members are expected to seek out your concerns and address them.
Responsible Care covers all aspects of a company's business, including environmental protection, resource conservation, occupational health and safety, process safety, research and development, transportation, product stewardship, purchasing, security and social responsibility. It requires engagement with plant-site neighbours, communities along transportation corridors, emergency responders, critics and advocates, as well as with governments at all levels, to advance laws and regulations in support of sustainability.
Launched in 1985 by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (formerly the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association - CCPA), Responsible Care's rigorous ethic has spread to more than 50 countries around the world. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada's member companies are widely recognized as global leaders in business responsibility.
In this section of the website, you'll find a wealth of information about Responsible Care, how it works and its benefits.