Responsible care 2025 Charter

The principles of Responsible Care by the Chemical Industry in general, and more specifically by Cefic for Europe as referred to in the Cefic-ECTA Responsible Care Agreement, form the basis of ECTA’s Responsible Care Program. These principles are defined for global use.

Since the implementation of Responsible Care by ECTA in 2009 the basic principles have not changed – but the focus of the world has. For that reason, ECTA’s Board of Directors has decided that specific areas of attention in the program need to be redefined or to be made more specific. This results in the program called ‘ECTA Responsible Care 2025’.

three key focus areas

The limitation of waste

Because of its importance to the Chemical Logistics Industry the transport and handling of plastics, including the prevention of pellet loss,
has been named a focus area. It has been adopted as an important aspect for the ECTA Responsible Care 2025 program.

limitation of emissions

During the last 10 years important new technology has been presented, and for the coming years this is expected to continue. Our Association will treat emission improvement initiatives of its members as a focus area and coordinate and support more specific targets. Moreover we will promote efforts and result actively, sharing with other stakeholders.

A limitation of injury incidents

In the first years of ECTA’s Responsible Care Initiative we have seen less incidents occurring but recent years a continued decrease has not been realized. Our aim is to strengthen links with our Responsible Care Members to obtain incident data in a timelier manner, thus creating better options for analysis and new improvement actions.

Closing words

We invite our members and all other stakeholders to join us in our efforts. Let’s work towards improvements and ensure that the environmental, social and economic values of ECTA’s Responsible Care 2025 program become the proof of the better choices made.

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