RC overview for exhibitors and friends

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Information about RC overview for exhibitors and friends

Published on December 28, 2007

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Responsible Care® Overview for Exhibitors at the Responsible Care Conference 2006:  Responsible Care® Overview for Exhibitors at the Responsible Care Conference 2006 Amy DuVall, Director, Responsible Care Amy Borck, Coordinator, Responsible Care Presentation Topics:  Presentation Topics Who is the American Chemistry Council? What is Responsible Care®? Business Case for Responsible Care Protection of Registered Marks Friends of Responsible Care Who is the ACC, and what is Responsible Care®?:  Who is the ACC, and what is Responsible Care®? Who is the American Chemistry Council?:  Who is the American Chemistry Council? A full-service trade association representing the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry 130 member companies represent approximately 85-90% of US chemical production by volume and approximately 2,000 domestic facilities Based in Arlington, Virginia Formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the Manufacturing Chemists Association (MCA) prior What is Responsible Care®?:  What is Responsible Care®? Global (52 countries), voluntary initiative to continuously improve and protect the environment and health, safety, and security (EHSS) of our employees and community members; ACC’s program is considered the most comprehensive of all international endeavors A system to manage and communicate EHSS issues - including performance measures - that goes beyond government requirements Increased product stewardship focus Responsible Care® Globally:  Responsible Care® Globally Founded by Canadians in 1985, adopted by ACC for United States in 1988 Responsible Care Global Charter (signed February 2006) formalizes broad areas of consistency, defines core Responsible Care elements globally…a common denominator Upgrades performance commitments Integrates with sustainable development Aims to meet needs of less developed countries Detailed program content varies by country China, most of Africa, Russia not yet participating Scope of Responsible Care®:  Scope of Responsible Care® Mandatory requirements and accountability for all ACC members and Responsible Care Partners (e.g., chemical distribution, TSDF, logistics -approximately 70 companies currently) Improved performance across the value chain Communication with stakeholders essential to the Program What is the “New” Responsible Care®?:  What is the “New” Responsible Care®? Codes Responsible Care Management System® Voluntary verification Mandatory third-party certification Expanded performance indicators, including product stewardship Aggregate reporting Individual company reporting on ACC’s public website (www.responsiblecare-us.com) Security commitments Emphasis on derived business value through partnerships and successful outreach Friends of Responsible Care Program Since 2002, Responsible Care has changed: Responsible Care Management System®:  Responsible Care Management System® Factors Continuously Shaping RCMS®:  Factors Continuously Shaping RCMS® Sustainable Development Future Standard Revisions OHSAS 18001 Company EHS Models/Member Recommendations ISO 14001 (including 14001:2004) Responsible Care® Codes (CAER, Pollution Prevention, Process Safety, Distribution, Employee Health & Safety, Product Stewardship) RCMS® Technical Specification and Guidance Third-Party Certification:  Third-Party Certification Why Certification? Improves performance Enhances external credibility through oversight Meets customer expectations How? Use of accredited third-party auditors (RAB/BEAC oversight) Auditors barred from consulting RCMS® and RC14001® equivalent options Timeframe: Company HQ certified December 2005 Complete facility audits December 2007 (First cycle “sample size”) Repeat cycle Every 3 years (2008-2010) Responsible Care® Certification vs. ISO 14001 :  Responsible Care® Certification vs. ISO 14001 Slide13:  Thirteen management practices in three areas: – Site security – Value Chain security – Cybersecurity Management practices include: Leadership Commitment Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs) Implementation of Security Measures Pursuant to SVA Findings Third-Party Verification of Implemented Security Measures Management of Change Full Code Implementation by June 30, 2005 Responsible Care® Security Code Responsible Care® Metrics:  Responsible Care® Metrics ACC members publicly report their metrics (http://www.responsiblecare-us.com) Individual company data is currently listed for: Occupational safety/recordable incident rate (employees and contractors) TRI emissions (air, water, land) Process safety incidents Reportable distribution incidents RCMS®/RC14001® certification Security Code performance (aggregate) Greenhouse Gases/ Energy Efficiency Partner metrics Opportunity to compare performance/benchmark Commitment to transparency as performance driver How Have ACC Members Performed?:  How Have ACC Members Performed? Since 1988, we’ve reduced air, land, water emissions 75% Between 2000-2001 alone, TRI emissions declined 17% Responsible Care® companies have an employee safety record that is more than four and a half times safer than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole, and twice as safe as the business of chemistry overall Since 1995, we’ve reduced process safety injuries 37% How Have ACC Members Performed?:  How Have ACC Members Performed? Companies in the chemical industry spend about $2 billion per year on programs to continually improve worker health and safety. Since 1995, the number of distribution incidents among Responsible Care® member companies declined 27%, while the volume of chemicals shipped increased 11% for the business of chemistry overall. Occupational Injury and Illness rates show a 16% improvement across ACC members since 2002. Business Case for Responsible Care® and Protection of Registered Marks:  Business Case for Responsible Care® and Protection of Registered Marks Business Case for Responsible Care®:  Business Case for Responsible Care® END GAME: Positively differentiate ACC member and Partner organizations Seeking federal/state/local security programs based on Responsible Care Security Code (e.g., Coast Guard, U.S. Customs, New Jersey, Maryland, City of Baltimore) MOA with EPA Performance Track streamlines application Alliance with OSHA VPP aims to streamline auditing/evaluations Leverage state environmental management system (EMS) programs (e.g., TCEQ’s Clean Leader) Formal recognition of Responsible Care as model EMS (e.g., ECOS, OESA, federal appropriations bills) Formalize criteria overlap with Socially Responsible Investing indexes (e.g., FTSE4Good) Registered Mark Highlights:  Registered Mark Highlights There are four ACC-owned marks: Responsible Care® Responsible Care Management System® RCMS® RC14001® The ® symbol should be included when using any of these registered marks. At a minimum, include the ® symbol after the first use of each distinct mark on each page of a document. Registered Mark Highlights:  Registered Mark Highlights Correct: Responsible Care Management System® Incorrect: Responsible Care® Management System Correct: RC14001® Incorrect: RC 14001 Incorrect: RC 14001® Incorrect: Responsible Care 14001 Incorrect: Responsible Care® 14001 Registered Mark Highlights:  Registered Mark Highlights When including any ACC-owned mark in an Advertisement Website Meeting materials Other printed or distributed materials …please note, perhaps in a clearly legible footnote, that “Responsible Care®, Responsible Care Management System®, RCMS®, and RC14001® are registered marks of the American Chemistry Council.” Friends of Responsible Care®:  Friends of Responsible Care® Friends of Responsible Care® (FoRC):  Friends of Responsible Care® (FoRC) The Program Who can join? Benefits How do I apply/join? Current Friends of Responsible Care The Program — Launched in 2005:  The Program — Launched in 2005 What is the Program’s Purpose? To extend the benefits of Responsible Care® beyond those organizations implementing the program To enable organizations who do not qualify for ACC member or Partner status to demonstrate their support of Responsible Care Who can join? The application process is open to individuals and organizations not eligible to become ACC members and Responsible Care Partners Benefits :  Benefits Listing in ACC member directory, and three websites Discounted rates for registrations, exhibit booths; at all publicly available ACC conferences Advertising in member magazine (circ. 17,500 ) Receive monthly member/Partner electronic newsletter (circ. 650) Use of the Friends descriptor Networking opportunities with members and Partners Focused times during the conference to highlight the FoRC (cappuccino break, etc.) Annual FoRC meeting at the Responsible Care® Conference Discount on various Responsible Care printed materials How do I Join?:  How do I Join? Review the brochure and guidelines document Fill out the application form Once the Responsible Care® staff has your application form they will submit it to the Responsible Care Team for approval Process takes about 3 weeks to a month FoRC Requirements:  FoRC Requirements Financial support of Responsible Care® program (annual dues range from $1,000 – $15,000, based on # of employees within organization) Short application Annual recommitment Current Friends of Responsible Care®:  Current Friends of Responsible Care® Individual Participants Neal Britton Nicole Jurczyk Richard Ramlow Francis Trudeau Denise Wecker-Siepke Brad Verrico Company Participants DQS USA, Inc. Honeywell Security URS Corporation Questions?:  Questions? Amy DuVall Amy_DuVall@americanchemistry.com 703-741-5302 Amy Borck Amy_Borck@americanchemistry.com 703-741-5301 www.americanchemistry.com www.responsiblecaretoolkit.com www.responsiblecare-us.com

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