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Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Responsible Care in the United States. Responsible Care is the backbone of the chemical industry’s sustainability commitment, helping chemical manufacturers operate with health, safety and environmental protection as a top priority.
Responsible Care began in 1988 and has evolved over the past three decades to continually respond to stakeholder needs:
As the next natural progression, the chemical industry is building out a broad-reaching sustainability initiative. The chemical industry is at the forefront of sustainability – innovations made possible by the chemical industry are the force behind life-saving medical devices like blood bags and incubators, energy-efficient hybrid cars and solar panels, water treatment technologies that supply clean water to billions of people around the world, fertilizers that enhance crop yields, packaging that keeps food fresher longer, and more.
This past June, ACC unveiled a set of industry-wide Sustainability Principles, which articulate the industry’s contributions to sustainability and commitment to advancing safe, innovative, effective chemical products, materials and technologies that are essential to a sustainable future.
As we plan for our industry’s future for the next 30 years and beyond, ACC will continue to articulate and build its sustainability vision, one that encompasses and complements the elements of Responsible Care.
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