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Responsible Care

( Article Type: Explanation )

'Responsible Care' is an international chemical industry programme, operating in 42 countries worldwide, which promotes continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance. Companies that are committed to the programme sign a formal, public pledge that requires them to: operate in a manner which minimises negative environmental impacts; communicate with neighbours, customers and the public on their activities; promote the principles of Sustainable Development; provide information about their products; and seek to continuously improve their knowledge and performance with regard to health, safety and environment efforts. For more information on the international perspective on Responsible Care, go to the website
Responsible Care is administered in South Africa by the Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA).

Associated Sustainable Development Articles:

Sustainable Development ~ Manufacturing