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Making chemical facilities and workers safer through Responsible Care®

Recent tragic events involving facilities that store or use chemicals have gained the attention of all Americans, and our thoughts continue to be with those living in impacted areas. For ACC and its members, these events serve as a reminder of why we have chosen to put the safety of employees and surrounding communities at [...]

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U.S. PIRG annual report on toy safety – what’s the main takeaway?

With holiday crunch-time quickly closing in, the last thing parents want is to come home empty-handed for fear that the year’s most popular toys may not be safe for their children. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case in 2012 and it shouldn’t be this year, according to the U.S. PIRG, which has found that toys on today’s [...]

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Safeguarding chemical facilities: Our round-the-clock responsibility, every day of the year

Responsible Care® companies do not stand down from their commitments to safety and security, even in the case of a partial government shutdown. Despite the recent government furloughs, ACC members continue to enforce protections for facilities, communities and the nearly 800,000 men and women who come to work every day for our industry. ACC’s Responsible [...]

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Chemical industry’s commitment to product safety along the value chain

The 3rd Annual Safer Consumer Products Summit, held last week in Washington, D.C., brought together regulators, chemical producers, consumer product manufacturers, NGOs, consultants and other stakeholders to talk about a topic important to us all – the safety of the chemicals in products that we all use every day. Chemistry is essential to thousands of [...]

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ACC responds to WalMart’s ‘Sustainable Chemistry’ policy, highlights industry commitment to product safety

Yesterday, WalMart announced a new policy on Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables, addressing chemicals used in home, beauty and personal care products. The policy focuses on reducing or eliminating specific chemicals from products and requiring online public ingredient disclosure from brand owners. ACC and our members are committed to working as part of the value chain [...]

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Ensuring chemical facility safety through continuous improvement

Recent tragic events involving chemical facilities have brought to light some important facts about chemical facility safety and security. Chief among them: nothing is more important to chemical manufacturers than the safety and security of their employees, contractors and the communities in which they work every day. A commitment to Responsible Care® ACC members have [...]

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ACC highlights commitment to consumer products and safety at Capitol Hill event

Over the past month, ACC has been rolling out its new Responsible Care® Product Safety Code. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals used in products. As part of our efforts to educate stakeholders about the Code and its implications, [...]

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17 ACC member companies win Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards

American Chemistry Council members reduced energy use by 10.6 trillion BTUs in 2012, enough to power all the homes in a city the size of Bangor, Maine, for one year. They also made significant strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency improvements at their plants, operating and business units, and companies. In recognition of [...]

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Chemical, consumer products and safety: The Responsible Care® commitment

We all use and benefit from the products of chemistry every day – in more ways than we sometimes realize. From the batteries in our digital cameras, to airbags and child safety seats in our cars, to live-saving medical devices, chemistry is an essential part of our everyday lives and it makes possible countless innovations. [...]

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Tragic event is reminder of the importance of safety and continuous improvement

The American Chemistry Council and our members would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the tragic event that occurred in West, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the employees of the West Fertilizer Co., the surrounding community and the emergency responders. And while this incident did not [...]

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