Pilot Chemical Company announced today it earned its certification under the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care program demonstrating the company’s commitment to the highest standards of health, safety, security and environmental performance for both its products and operations.
“Responsible Care has always been at the heart of Pilot Chemical. This certification proves our longstanding daily commitment to ethical, safe, secure and environmentally sound practices that protect our employees, customers and the communities where we live and work,” said Mike Scott, president of Pilot Chemical. “I am very proud of our leadership’s dedication and our commitment to continuous improvement.”
Responsible Care is a voluntary environmental, health, safety and security initiative led by the ACC. Chemical companies interested in earning certification, pledge to operate their business according to the Responsible Care Guiding Principles and undergo a mandatory re-certification every three years by an accredited, third-party auditor.
Pilot Chemical participated in a comprehensive review that included environmental management, safety procedures, regulatory compliance, product safety, security measures, emergency response plans and community outreach. The audit was conducted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
“Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s commitment to a more sustainable future,” said Debra Phillips, vice president of Responsible Care and Value Chain Outreach at ACC. “ACC congratulates Pilot Chemical on fulfilling the requirements to be certified under Responsible Care and for its leadership in demonstrating significant achievements in environment, health, safety and security performance.”
The certification will add to Pilot Chemical’s already robust Product Stewardship Program that includes a membership to ChemStewards – a mandatory requirement for SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates).
About Responsible Care®
Responsible Care is a global initiative that began in Canada in 1984 and is practiced today by 60 national and regional associations in more than 65 economies around the world. Responsible Care companies operating in the U.S. have a worker safety rate that is five times better than the U.S. manufacturing sector and three times better than the overall business of chemistry. In addition, Responsible Care companies have reduced greenhouse gas intensity, water consumption and emissions.