Responsible Care Global Charter of ICCA

What is the Responsible Care Global Charter, and why was it developed? Answer: The Responsible Care Global Charter is an agreement achieved among the members of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to create a common global vision for Responsible Care.

It intents to improve the environmental, health and safety performance of chemical producers in the 52 nations that currently implement the initiative. The Charter was prepared as a means to address on-going stakeholder expectations, respond to evolving challenges and enable the industry to speak with a common voice on the global commitments it has made.

What are the specific objectives of the Ch​arter?

Answer: The Charter articulates a set of core principles and commitments for chemical producers worldwide that belong to ICCA member associations. They include: continuously improving and reporting performance; contributing to sustainable development through Responsible Care; enhancing the sound management of chemicals; extending Responsible Care along the chemical industry’s value chain; actively supporting improved governance processes to ensure accountability and transparency of trade association and company performance; and addressing stakeholder expectations.