First published in 2006, the Responsible Care Global Charter was revised in 2014 to address ongoing stakeholder expectations and evolving challenges, and to enable industry to speak with a common voice about its global commitments.

The Global Charter’s Six Elements

Signatories to the Responsible Care® Global Charter commit to actively strengthen Responsible Care worldwide by dedicating their company, people, technologies and business practices to the Charter’s Six Elements:

A Corporate Leadership Culture that proactively supports safe chemicals management through the global Responsible Care initiative.
Safeguarding People and the Environment by continuously improving our environmental, health and safety performance; the security of our facilities, processes and technologies; and by driving continuous improvement in chemical product safety and stewardship throughout the supply chain.
Strengthening Chemicals Management Systems by participating in the development and implementation of lifecycle-oriented, sound-science and risk-based chemical safety legislation and best practices.
Influencing Business Partners to promote the safe management of chemicals within their own operations.
Engaging Stakeholders understanding and responding to their concerns and expectations for safer operations and products and communicating openly on our performance and products.
Contributing to Sustainability through improved performance, expanded economic opportunities and the development of innovative technologies and other solutions to societal challenges.
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