The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
has set out criteria which demonstrates the industry's commitment
to sustainable development. Since its introduction in 1989,
this voluntary programme of action by CIA members has been
adopted by 324 companies and has already made significant
||Health, safety and environmental
policies which acknowledges objectives of sustainable
||Communication and training
programmes which envourage the involvement and commitment
of employees to responsible care.
||In addition to meeting
current legislation regarding health, safety and
the environment, to share best practice throughout
||Ensure that risks associated
with all operations are assessed and managed appropriately.
||Assess the implications
and manage the risks associated with the industry's
products. This includes suppliers, distributors
||Work to conserve resources
and reduce wastes in all activities.
||Monitor and report
health, safety and environmental performance to
all stakeholders including employees and the public.
Communication and engagement of the appropriate
communities is to be encouraged.
||Verification of management
systems to ensure consistency with the principles
of Responsible Care.
||Responsible Care will
address the impact of both current and past activities.