ICCA

About ICCA

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is an association of innovators, visionaries, solutions providers and product stewardship pioneers. Above all, we are optimists. What others see as challenges, we see as opportunities to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

All Aboard: Chinese Chemical Industry Leaders Sign Onto Responsible Care Global Charter

On September 18 in Shanghai, chemical industry leaders from around the world gathered as more than 300 Chinese chemical company CEOs belonging to the China Petrochemicals and Chemicals Industry Federation (CPCIF) formally signed onto the Responsible Care® Global Charter. By doing so, China has demonstrated its commitment to strengthen chemicals management systems to safeguard people and the environment.

This is particularly significant as a safe, strong and vibrant chemical industry in China is an asset to both the global chemicals industry and world economy. China is currently the largest chemicals manufacturing economy in the world, valued at around U.S. $1.44 trillion in 2014, and CPCIF members represent 70 percent of the petroleum and chemical industry in China.

A Blueprint for Improving EHS Performance

Around the […]

100 Ways: The Chemistry of Sustainable Development [VIDEO]

ICCA’s “100 Ways” video hub features more than 100 examples from nearly 40 organizations illustrating some of the many ways industry is helping to advance the UN’s sustainable development agenda.

At the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, Member States launched a process to develop a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to better target and monitor progress across all three dimensions of sustainable development – social, environmental and economic. The SDGs are intended to build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and converge with the post-2015 development agenda.

ICCA members believe a sustainable future begins with the chemical industry’s own environmental footprint and extends to the innovations we develop to help solve some of the world’s […]

Our Unified Vision: The Revised Responsible Care Global Charter

More than 300 ICCA member chemical companies around the world have signed the revised Responsible Care Global Charter, including 80 percent of the largest 102 global chemical companies, as a show of our industry’s unified commitment to safe chemicals management.

In 2015, we updated and strengthened the Global Charter to address ongoing stakeholder expectations and evolving challenges, to enable industry to speak with a common voice about its global commitments.

The enhanced Global Charter includes more stringent process safety and facility security requirements, specific measures to advance sustainability, expand economic opportunity and improve use of resources, and expanded commitment to developing solutions to address societal challenges.

The Responsible Care Journey under SAICM

Since we first began the SAICM journey in 2006, we’ve expanded the […]

Expertise in Action: ICCA’s Product Stewardship Pioneers Circumnavigate the Globe for Sound Chemicals Management

If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of the 172 capacity building workshops across 46 countries ICCA sponsored over the past decade, it may be difficult to picture exactly what we mean by collaborating for safer worldwide chemicals management and driving performance excellence around the world. If so, this collection of photos from our colleagues in Japan and Southeast Asia should help illustrate what Expertise in Action looks like.

(Keep in mind – we’ve also sponsored workshops in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe!)

To maintain our forward momentum toward reaching the SAICM 2020 goal, we must continue to invest our resources, time and expertise in areas where the greatest progress can be made. ICCA members believe our […]