05 October 2007 17:49 [Source: ICIS news]
BUDAPEST (ICIS news)--The chemical industriy is building a more sustainable future through commitment to its responsible care programme, The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) said in its first annual review.
“The ICCA Review makes it crystal clear that we are building momentum for product stewardship and sustainable chemistry,” ICCA president and Dow Chemical CEO and chairman Andrew Liveris said in a statement.
“The world and the industry face major challenges today in areas such as energy, climate change, water and other resource scarcity and the environment.
“These issues represent fantastic opportunities for our industry because the world is searching for sustainable, innovative solutions that can only be realised through advance which our industry is uniquely positioned to deliver,” he said.
The review highlights the expansion of its reponsible care initiative to encourage companies to improve their health, safety and environmental performance through a programme to provide hazard assessments on chemicals and strengthening the scientific foundation for public policy and commercial decisions.
“ICCA is proud to join with chemical associations worldwide to develop the programmes required to support our industry into the 21st Century and beyond,” Liveris said.
“The more the industry demonstrates its ability to safely manage its products, the stronger its position will be in helping to shape the future chemical policy at the local, national and international level,” he added.
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