Through the Joint ICCA-OPCW Steering Committee and its subsidiary, Chemical Industry Coordination Group, in 2015, our organizations have undertaken a variety of joint activities in support of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Establishing Standards for Responsible Conduct

The chemical industry’s support of the CWC is a natural extension of its globally recognized and award-winning Responsible Care Program. In the negotiations that led to the CWC, the chemical industry has considered – and still considers – itself not only as subject to verification activities, but also as a partner and resource to governments and the OPCW. Over the years, our cooperation has intensified and matured. ICCA representatives participate in numerous events of the OPCW and offer their expertise in various subsidiary bodies. ICCA representatives also participated in the formulation of The Hague Ethical Guidelines.