OxyChem has tailored its health, environment, safety and security management system to incorporate the elements of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. The program is structured around a set of required HES&S activities, many of which are more expansive than current government requirements. The four basic commitments required of Responsible Care companies are:
- Implementing the Responsible Care Security Code;
- Applying a modern HES&S management system to achieve goals and verify results;
- Measuring and publicly reporting on HES&S performance;
- Obtaining independent certification that a management system is in place and functions according to professional standards.
Specific Responsible Care activities include: implementation of management systems that must be regularly verified by independent auditors; measurement and tracking of performance through established HES&S metrics; and extending best practices to business partners. OxyChem facilities also regularly participate in community advisory panels to discuss HES&S improvements, performance and other items of interest.
OxyChem is committed to advancing the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes, and continually strives to ensure safe production, distribution, use and disposal of its products.
For a comprehensive review of Responsible Care, visit www.responsiblecare-us.com.