Responsible Care Members

United Kingdom

Member type: Full Member (through Cefic) + RCLG

Chemical industry
With domestic production worth £37 billion and total turnover of over £60 billion, the chemical industry is one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries. It is manufacturing's number one exporter, with an annual trade surplus of £3 billion. It spends around £3 billion a year on new capital investment, and R&D expenditure (including pharmaceuticals) is equivalent to over 10% of sales from domestic production. 

National association
The Chemical Industries Association is the UK chemical industry's leading trade and employer organisation and embraces all the industry's trade sectors, product types and business activities. Based in central London, the association employs some 50 experienced and professionally qualified staff. Policies are formulated by specialist strategy groups and issue teams under the leadership of a council which decides the overall framework, strategy and    priorities.  The composition of these  committees is representative of the diverse membership.