THE EIGHT GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF RESPONSIBLE CARE
Responsible Care is a global, voluntary initiative developed by the chemical industry to continuously improve its commitment in health, safety and environmental performance. Responsible Care programme is based on a set of eight common fundamental principles.
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
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.
Download the 8 Guiding Principles .