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The Chemical Industry at COP-22

ICCA at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 22)
Successful implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement hinges in large part on the private sector both informing and transforming international policy directives on climate into action by investing, developing and deploying innovations to address global sustainability challenges, including reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chemistry plays a key role in the development of solutions, such as more efficient modes of transport, heating energy carriers, and carbon capture and sequestration. To create the supportive environment needed to address the global climate challenge, it is important for the international community to reap and expand the chemical sciences potential by helping to bridge the gap between a product […]

French chemical industry association UIC hosts 3rd annual Responsible Care® awards

The French chemical industry association Union des Industries Chimique (UIC) hosted its third biennial Responsible Care Awards on May 26, back to back with the General Assembly.

The main purpose of the awards is to give visibility to the Responsible Care initiative and go beyond the key performance indicators (KPIs). They enable to illustrate the progress carried out by our member companies in the field of health, safety and environment protection.

This third edition showed the maturity of the initiative. Responsible Care awards are now well established and all the member companies do participate, from the smallest (10 employees, turnover of 1.3 million €) to the biggest (>1000 000 employees, turnover of 75 billions €).
The jury
A jury of six people who are […]

Egyptian Chemical Industry Group Joins Responsible Care® Leadership Group As Full Member

MIAMI, FLORIDA, May 17, 2016 – The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) formalized its commitment to Responsible Care, by being accepted as a full member of the International Council of Chemicals Association’s Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG), in an effort to promote environmental, health and safety performance and sound chemicals management in the region.

ICCA is the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, representing chemical manufacturers and producers across six continents. ICCA coordinates Responsible Care, the chemical industry’s voluntary initiative that drives continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance and open, transparent communication with stakeholders.

The Egyptian chemical industry sector is a major contributor to the national GDP and includes more than 4,300 operating companies that specialize in basic chemicals manufacturing […]

ICCA at UNEA-2

Chemistry contributes to all three dimensions of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic. Explore the chemistry of sustainable development.

The Value of Partnerships

ICCA president Mark Rohr explains how partnerships can lead to progress in three key areas in 2016. Read the op-ed now.

The GPS Chemicals Portal

Learn about the safety of more than 90 percent of the world’s most highly traded chemicals. Explore the GPS Chemicals Portal now.

Chemical Industry Leaders Launch New Charter Strengthening Commitment to Safe Chemicals Management

Leaders highlight progress toward SACIM 2020 goals at high-level event at ICCM4
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, October 1, 2015 – Tonight, at the Fourth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) will publicly launch its updated and strengthened Responsible Care Global Charter, which aims to unite global chemical companies under a unified system of performance management.

To date, 517 chemical industry leaders have pledged support for the Global Charter. The list of signees includes more than 85 percent of the world’s top 100 petrochemical and chemical manufacturers.

Also joining these companies in their commitment to continuous improvement are more than 400 small- and medium-sized companies that operate globally. In addition, thousands of other domestic companies participate actively in Responsible Care through […]

In Pictures: ICCA at ICCM4

In 2015, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is pleased to join our partners in sustainability and sound chemicals management for the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) in Geneva.

Thanks to public-private partnerships, the development of new products and solutions that improve people’s lives, initiatives such as Responsible Care® and the Global Product Strategy (GPS), combined with our actions and expertise to continuously improve performance, ICCA is proud to report that our industry is paving the way to a stronger, more sustainable future.

Tuesday at ICCM4: Join ICCA for a Side Event on Supply Chain Partnerships and Chemicals Management

On Tuesday, September 29, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) will host a side event illustrating the importance of supply chain partnerships in creating a future where chemicals can be produced and used sustainably.

The session, “Supply Chain Partnerships for Sustainable Chemicals Management,” will include a light lunch for attendees beginning at 12:45 PM (CET), before opening at 1:15 PM with a keynote presentation by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). A panel discussion moderated by Greg Bond, Manitou View Consulting LLC principal and former corporate director of product responsibility for Dow Chemical, will follow, featuring perspectives from chemical companies and downstream industry leaders, including:

Ronald Bock, EMEA Environmental Risk Manager, The Chemours Company
Giorgia […]

Global Chemical Manufacturers Call for Robust, Consistent Approach to Screen and Test Chemicals for Interaction with the Endocrine System

Principles will advance scientific understanding and support development of scientific consensus
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, September 28, 2015 – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) today released its “Principles for Identifying Endocrine-Active and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals,” a set of 11 recommendations to promote reliability, consistency and scientific integrity in the screening and testing of chemicals for endocrine activity and endocrine disruption.  The release of the Principles comes at the beginning of the United Nations Environment Program’s Fourth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management, where stakeholders including government representatives, non-governmental organizations and industry are meeting to discuss ways to promote sound chemicals management around the globe.

The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that help regulate many bodily functions.  […]