What we do

Responsible Care helps the chemical industry operate safely, profitably and with care for future generations. Through information sharing and a rigorous system of checklists, performance indicators and verification procedures, Responsible Care enables industry to demonstrate how its environmental, health, safety and security performance has improved over the years, and to develop policies for further improvement.  

Responsible Care requires companies to be open and transparent with their stakeholders – from local communities to environmental groups, from government entities to the media and the general public. It has transformed the way that companies operate, enabling more open, honest communications and actively seeking dialogue and partnerships with stakeholders.

The initiative is intentionally flexible in order to transcend differences in culture and regional or national legislation, thereby enabling all chemical associations and their member companies all around the world to adopt Responsible Care and adapt it to suit their local situation.