Chemical Manufacturers Enhance Commitment to Chemical Product Safety with New Responsible Care® Code
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members today launched a 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 in products that consumers rely on every day. The announcement comes as ACC marks the 25th anniversary of Responsible Care, an industry environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative focused on the safe, responsible, sustainable management of chemicals. Participation in Responsible Care is a condition of ACC membership.
"Making safe, innovative products has been and continues to be a core value for the chemical industry," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "The Product Safety Code champions transparency, accountability and science-based product development and improvement, to give consumers added confidence in the safety of the products they use every day."
Under the Product Safety Code, each ACC member makes a public pledge to implement 11 industry best practices to evaluate and continuously improve their product safety performance. Adherence to these practices will be mandatory and regularly verified by independent auditors. The Product Safety Code requires companies to do the following:
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