INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the apex body of the chemical industry in India is organizing a Global Conference on “Responsible Care” on Saturday, 13 October 2012 in Mumbai.
“For the first time, we are holding a Global Conference on ‘Responsible Care’ in Mumbai, followed by ‘Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) Annual Meet in Goa. Increasingly, only companies that perform in all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment, Product Management and Community Relationship, can compete, grow and survive. Responsible Care has become the Gold Standard for such behaviour.” R. Parthasarathy, President, ICC, informed INDIACSR.
Through the ‘Responsible Care’ initiative ICC helps the Indian chemical industry improve its performance by being open and transparent with the investors, community, regulatory authorities, general public and the media.
The delegates for the Global Conference will include speakers from Responsible Care companies in India Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Egypt, South Africa, Canada, Brazil etc. Indian signatories to Responsible Care will also showcase their best practices. The Conference will enable all stakeholders to share Responsible Care initiatives from various developed and developing countries.
RCLG plays a central role in policy making and exchange of information within international industry.
Y.M. Kothari, Vice President, ICC, added, “Responsible Care is a continual improvement of health, safety and environmental performance to minimize any adverse impact during manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal. It also aims at minimizing generation of waste, release of chemicals into the environment through water, air and solid waste. Through this Conference we hope to give the needed fillip to improve standards amongst Indian Companies, and encourage more Chemical and Process companies to be part of this initiative.”
‘Responsible Care’ is a global voluntary initiative of the chemical industry and addresses community concerns about chemicals and its impact during processing, transportation and use on the environment. Besides working with customers, suppliers, contractors and employees, the ‘Responsible Care’ companies also work closely with the communities in which they operate in.
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the voice of chemical industry globally. ICCA promotes and coordinates Responsible Care. ICC will host the Responsible Care Leadership Group Annual Meeting 2012 of ICCA on 15 – 16 – 17 October 2012 at Goa.