Member companies are committed to:

1 Legal Requirements
Conform with all legal regulations and requirements and should operate in accordance with both government and industry codes of practice and guidance associated with their chemical activities.


2 Management of Risk
Ensure that their activities do not present an unacceptable level of risk to employees, contractors, customers, the public or the environment.


3 Policies and Documentation
Have written documentation which covers their activities and ensure that their health, safety and environmental policies reflect their commitment to A Joint Responsible Distribution/Responsible Care Programme as an integral part of their business strategy.


4 Provision of Information
Provide relevant health safety and environmental information on company products and activities to employees, contractors, customers, statutory bodies and the public


5 Training
Ensure that all employees are aware of their commitment and provide the training necessary to enable them to be involved in the achievement of health, safety and environmental objectives.


6 Emergency Response
Establish and maintain an appropriate emergency response system.


7 Ongoing Improvements
Support and participate in those activities which will improve the quality of their own operations and strengthen health, safety and environmental consciousness and awareness.


8 Community Interaction
Maintain an awareness of and respond to community concerns which relate to their activities.