Member companies are committed to:
1. Legal requirements.
Conform with all legal regulations and requirements and should operate in accordance with both government and industry codes of practice and guidance associated with their chemical activities.
2. Management of risk.
Ensure that their activities do not present an unacceptable level of risk to employees, contractors, customers, the public or the environment.
3. Policies and documentation.
Have written documentation which covers their activities and ensure that their health, safety and environmental policies reflect their commitment to A Joint Responsible Distribution/Responsible Care Programme as an integral part of their business strategy.
4. Provision of information.
Provide relevant health safety and environmental information on company products and activities to employees, contractors, customers, statutory bodies and the public.
Ensure that all employees are aware of their commitment and provide the training necessary to enable them to be involved in the achievement of health, safety and environmental objectives.
6. Emergency response.
Establish and maintain an appropriate emergency response system.
7. Ongoing improvements.
Support and participate in those activities which will improve the quality of their own operations and strengthen health, safety and environmental consciousness and awareness.
8. Community interaction.
Maintain an awareness of and respond to community concerns which relate to their activities.