Priorities

Increasing public concern about the health and safety of chemical products and their effect on the environment has galvanized our industry into providing more information about the substances we produce.  Industry’s commitment to health, safety and environmental performance, to improved chemicals management, and to increased transparency is clearly embodied in the following initiatives.

RC

Responsible Care

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s unique “ethic”, enabling the global chemical industry to continuously improve its health, safety and environmental performance.

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National Chinese chemical industry group joins Responsible Care® Leadership Group as full member  
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) formalized its commitment to the International Council of Chemical Association (ICCA) and was accepted as a full member of the association’s Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG), to further promote environmental, health and safety performance and sound chemicals management in the world’s largest economy.

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ECC

Energy & Climate Change

Given that chemical products and technologies are used in a wide array of energy-saving and renewable energy applications, the chemical industry offers significant potential to help society achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.

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Latest ECC publication

Building Technology Roadmap - Fact sheet  
A two-page leaflet on the chemical industry’s contribution to energy and greenhouse gas savings in housing and commercial construction.

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HPV

High Production Volume

The major benefit of ICCA’s High Production Volume Chemicals program is that it delivers globally-harmonized, internationally-agreed data sets and initial hazard assessments that are recognized under national and regional programs.

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Latest HPV publication

Joint Letter of Concern Regarding WHO-UNEP State of the Science on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012  
ICCA and CropLife International send joint letter to WHO and UNEP.

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LRI

Long-Range Research Initiative

The global goals of the chemical industry’s Long-range Research Initiative are to increase the knowledge of the potential impacts that chemicals may have on the health of humans, wildlife and the environment.

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Latest LRI publication