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Responsible Care® Overview for Exhibitors at the Responsible Care Conference 2006

Amy DuVall, Director, Responsible Care

Amy Borck, Coordinator, Responsible Care

Presentation Topics 

Who is the American Chemistry Council? What is Responsible Care®?

Business Case for Responsible Care  Protection of Registered Marks  Friends of Responsible Care 


Who is the ACC, and what is Responsible Care®?

000 domestic facilities  Based in Arlington.Who is the American Chemistry Council? A full-service trade association representing the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry  130 member companies represent approximately 85-90% of US chemical production by volume and approximately 2. Virginia  Formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the Manufacturing Chemists Association (MCA) prior 4  .

What is Responsible Care®?  Global (52 countries). ACC s program is considered the most comprehensive of all international endeavors A system to manage and communicate EHSS issues . safety.including performance measures that goes beyond government requirements Increased product stewardship focus 5  . and security (EHSS) of our employees and community members. voluntary initiative to continuously improve and protect the environment and health.

most of Africa. defines core Responsible Care elements globally a common denominator  Upgrades performance commitments  Integrates with sustainable development  Aims to meet needs of less developed countries  Detailed program content varies by country  China. Russia not yet participating 6 . adopted by ACC for United States in 1988  Responsible Care Global Charter (signed February 2006) formalizes broad areas of consistency.Responsible Care® Globally Founded by Canadians in 1985.

TSDF.g..Scope of Responsible Care® ‡ Mandatory requirements and accountability for all ACC members and Responsible Care Partners (e. chemical distribution. logistics approximately 70 companies currently)  Improved performance across the value chain  Communication with stakeholders essential to the Program 7 .

What is the New Responsible Care®? Since 2002. including product stewardship Aggregate reporting Individual company reporting on ACC s public website (www. Security commitments Emphasis on derived business value through partnerships and successful outreach Friends of Responsible Care Program 8 . 5. 4. 2. 6. Responsible Care has changed: 1. 3. Codes Responsible Care Management System® Voluntary verification Mandatory third-party certification Expanded performance indicators.responsiblecare-us.

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Employee Health & Safety.Factors Continuously Shaping RCMS® Responsible Care® Codes (CAER. Distribution. Pollution Prevention. Product Stewardship) ISO 14001 (including 14001:2004) RCMS® Technical Specification and Guidance Sustainable Development OHSAS 18001 Company EHS Models/Member Recommendations Future Standard Revisions 10 . Process Safety.

Third-Party Certification Why Certification?    Improves performance Enhances external credibility through oversight Meets customer expectations How? Use of accredited third-party auditors (RAB/BEAC oversight) thirdAuditors barred from consulting RCMS® and RC14001® equivalent options Timeframe: Company HQ certified Complete facility audits (First cycle sample size ) Repeat cycle December 2005 December 2007 Every 3 years (2008-2010) 11 .

including customers Registrars or other qualified companies RAB or BEAC (ACC has MOAs with both) ACC requirements (EHSS. S. H. S.Responsible Care Certification vs. no public reporting requirement 12 Audit Service Provider Auditor Oversight (accreditation) Auditor Requirements Company Requirements . ISO 14001 Responsible ® Care E. focus on response to customer comments rather than proactively reaching out Registrars RAB ISO requirements (EMS) Individual sites certified based on business needs (re-certify as necessary) Metrics categories are not fixed. ++ Requires proactive outreach to many stakeholders. modeled after ISO) Company certification = HQ + Sampling of Sites (new sample + HQ every three years) Public reporting of performance metrics with fixed categories Scope of Audit ® ISO 14001 Environment.

2005 13 .Responsible Care® Security Code  Thirteen management practices in three areas: Site security Value Chain security Cybersecurity  Management practices include:      Leadership Commitment Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs) Implementation of Security Measures Pursuant to SVA Findings Third-Party Verification of Implemented Security Measures Management of Change  Full Code Implementation by June 30.

Responsible  ® Care Metrics ACC members publicly report their metrics (http://www.responsiblecare-us. land) Process safety incidents Reportable distribution incidents RCMS®/RC14001® certification Security Code performance (aggregate) Greenhouse Gases/ Energy Efficiency Partner metrics Opportunity to compare performance/benchmark  Commitment to transparency as performance driver  14 .  Individual company data is currently listed for:         Occupational safety/recordable incident rate (employees and contractors) TRI emissions (air.

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How Have ACC Members Performed? ‡ Since 1988. manufacturing sector as a whole. water emissions 75% ‡ Between 2000-2001 alone. we¶ve reduced air. and twice as safe as the business of chemistry overall ‡ Since 1995.S. we¶ve reduced process safety injuries 37% 17 . land. TRI emissions declined 17% ‡ Responsible Care® companies have an employee safety record that is more than four and a half times safer than the average of the U.

the number of distribution incidents among Responsible Care® member companies declined 27%. Since 1995. Occupational Injury and Illness rates show a 16% improvement across ACC members since 2002. 18 . while the volume of chemicals shipped increased 11% for the business of chemistry overall.How Have ACC Members Performed? Companies in the chemical industry spend about $2 billion per year on programs to continually improve worker health and safety.

Business Case for Responsible Care® and Protection of Registered Marks .

FTSE4Good) .. ECOS.S..g. OESA. Maryland.g. Customs.Business Case for Responsible Care® END GAME: Positively differentiate ACC member and Partner organizations Seeking federal/state/local security programs based on Responsible Care Security Code (e. Coast Guard.g.. New Jersey. City of Baltimore) MOA with EPA Performance Track streamlines application Alliance with OSHA VPP aims to streamline auditing/evaluations Leverage state environmental management system (EMS) programs (e.. U.g. TCEQ s Clean Leader) Formal recognition of Responsible Care as model EMS (e. federal appropriations bills) Formalize criteria overlap with Socially Responsible Investing indexes 20 (e.

At a minimum.Registered Mark Highlights There are four ACC-owned marks:     Responsible Care® Responsible Care Management System® RCMS® RC14001® ® The symbol should be included when using any of these registered marks. 21 . include the ® symbol after the first use of each distinct mark on each page of a document.

Registered Mark Highlights  Correct: Responsible Care Management System® Incorrect: Responsible Care® Management System Correct: RC14001® Incorrect: RC 14001 Incorrect: RC 14001® Incorrect: Responsible Care 14001 Incorrect: Responsible Care® 14001 22  .

Registered Mark Highlights When including any ACC-owned mark in an Advertisement  Website  Meeting materials  Other printed or distributed materials  please note.´ 23 . and RC14001® are registered marks of the American Chemistry Council. perhaps in a clearly legible footnote. RCMS®. that Responsible Care®. Responsible Care Management System®.

Friends of Responsible Care® .

Friends of Responsible Care® (FoRC) The Program  Who can join?  Benefits  How do I apply/join?  Current Friends of Responsible Care  25 .

The Program Launched in 2005 What is the Program s Purpose?   To extend the benefits of Responsible Care® beyond those organizations implementing the program To enable organizations who do not qualify for ACC member or Partner status to demonstrate their support of Responsible Care Who can join?  The application process is open to individuals and organizations not eligible to become ACC members and Responsible Care Partners 26 .

650) Use of the Friends descriptor Networking opportunities with members and Partners Focused times during the conference to highlight the FoRC (cappuccino break. at all publicly available ACC conferences Advertising in member magazine (circ. etc. exhibit booths.Benefits          Listing in ACC member directory.500 ) Receive monthly member/Partner electronic newsletter (circ. and three websites Discounted rates for registrations. 17.) Annual FoRC meeting at the Responsible Care® Conference Discount on various Responsible Care printed materials 27 .

How do I Join?     Review the brochure and guidelines document Fill out the application form Once the Responsible Care® staff has your application form they will submit it to the Responsible Care Team for approval Process takes about 3 weeks to a month 28 .

based on # of employees within organization) Short application Annual recommitment 29    .000 $15.000.FoRC Requirements Financial support of Responsible Care® program (annual dues range from $1.

Inc.  Nicole Jurczyk  Honeywell Security  Richard Ramlow  URS Corporation  Francis Trudeau  Denise WeckerSiepke  Brad Verrico 30 .Current Friends of Responsible Care® Individual Participants Company Participants  Neal Britton  DQS USA.

com 31 .Questions? Amy DuVall 703-741-5301 703-741-5302 Amy Borck www.responsiblecaretoolkit.