International Council Of Chemical Associations Launches New Responsible Care Self-Assessment Tool

Tool aims to promote continual improvement in environmental health, safety and security performance for practitioners across the world.


BONN, Germany, 26 September 2023 – Today, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) announced the launch of a new resource for members and Responsible Care® practitioners. Practiced in nearly 70 economies across the globe, Responsible Care drives continuous improvement in safety and sustainability and helps organizations understand and prioritize risk and advance sound chemicals management.

The new Responsible Care Self-Assessment Tool supports implementation of the six elements of the Responsible Care Global Charter by participating companies, providing practical guidance to help them enhance their safety and sustainability performance. The tool also links Responsible Care’s core programmatic elements to leading international standards and goals, like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and ISO14001.The tool is accessible via a web-based platform and offers a single, practical resource for chemical companies of all sizes and in any region.

“I am excited to announce the launch of this meaningful tool to help companies understand and improve their environmental, health, safety and security performance,” said ICCA Responsible Care Leadership Group Chair, Jeff Kovacs. “From strengthening chemicals management to enhancing product stewardship and building an organizational culture of safety and sustainability, this tool can help organizations at any point in their Responsible Care journey and expand the global reach of Responsible Care. We are especially excited to offer this tool to provide small companies and associations the resources and support to grow as successful Responsible Care practitioners.”

Chris Jahn, ICCA Secretariat and President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, noted, “ICCA is committed to providing the tools and resources to support Responsible Care practitioners in their safety and sustainability goals. This tool is a great example of that commitment and our ongoing work to enhance the implementation of Responsible Care across the globe.”

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About the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is an association of innovators, visionaries, solutions providers and product stewardship pioneers. Through ongoing innovation in chemistry and the constant improvement of safe chemicals management, the global chemical industry makes a significant contribution to a sustainable society: improving human health, protecting the environment, and delivering prosperity worldwide.