Ukraine chem group mulls joining safety, environment programme

05 April 2011 22:10  [Source: ICIS news]

BRUSSELS (ICIS)--The Ukrainian Chemists Union (UCU) is in talks with the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) about joining its Responsible Care programme, the union said on Tuesday.

Responsible Care is intended to improve the industry's health, safety and environmental record. It is run by chemical associations all over the world.

"As we become acquainted with Responsible Care, it doesn't mean we are not already aware of environmental safety. With some specific regulations, Ukraine is already doing more than what Responsible Care requires," said Aleksey Golubov, president of the Ukrainian Chemists Union in Brussels.

In 2007, the Russian federation became a member of Responsible Care.

"We are always working closely with Russians. We felt this was a right move," Golubov added.

The ICCA board of directors will vote on acceptance of UCU’s application for Responsible Care membership at its June meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the US.

"We are pleased to recognise UCU’s strong commitment to product stewardship and the safety of employees and communities in which they operate," said Peter Cartwright, chairman of the ICCA Responsible Care group and vice president of environment, health and safety at Dow Corning.


By: Tanzeel Akhtar
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