More than Principles & Promises

Responsible Care is much more than a set of principles and declarations.

Through the sharing of information and a rigorous system of checklists, performance indicators and verification procedures, it has enabled the industry to improve over the years and to develop policies for further improvement.

In these ways, Responsible Care helps the industry to operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations, and also, thereby, to gain the trust of the public

Safety First

As part of its commitment to Responsible Care, the chemical industry and all its sectors, including the petrochemical transport goods to and from its manufacturing sites and storage locations safely and in full accordance with relevant regulations and codes of practice.

Most of the production of olefins –mainly ethylene and propylene- is used on integrated and local sites and transformed into derivatives. 40% is moved mainly by pipe (70%) and ship (20%); the rest is moved by barge or rail. Most of the chemical derivatives produced out of these olefins are then moved to customers by road, and some by rail.

Data Collection

Under Responsible Care, the industry collects as much data as possible on its health, safety and environmental performance, and reports to stakeholders every year.

The process also enables industry federations and companies to share best practices and improve their performance.

Find out more about Responsible Care and about the health, safety and environmental performance of the chemical industry, on the dedicated page of the Cefic’s website.