Responsible Care® Codes

The Responsible Care® Operations, Stewardship and Accountability Codes influence the decisions that CIAC member-companies make every day – decisions that are key to creating more sustainable products and processes.

The Operations Code outlines how Responsible Care® companies should manage their facilities and equipment to ensure that they’re operated in a safe and responsible way. Companies must work to continuously improve the environmental performance of their facilities and processes, and reduce their resource consumption.

Under the Stewardship Code, companies must regularly review the value, impact and safety of the products that they make, and the services and technologies that they use. They must also work with their business partners – suppliers, distributors and customers – to ensure the stewardship and security of their products over their entire life cycle.

Finally, the Accountability Code requires companies to communicate the risks and benefits of their operations to those who live beside their plants, or in communities along transportation corridors, as well as to other stakeholders, and to work to address any concerns that they may have.