Responsible Care is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. It helps the American Chemistry Council (ACC) member companies enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.
Responsible Care runs in 67 countries whose combined chemical industries account for nearly 90% of global chemical production. As of 2021, 96 of the 100 largest chemical producers in the world have adopted Responsible Care.
The signatory chemical companies agree to commit themselves to improve their performances in the fields of environmental protection, occupational safety and health protection, plant safety, product stewardship and logistics, as well as to continuously improve dialog with their neighbors and the public, independent from legal requirements.