Safety and Responsible Care
What is Responsible Care®?
Since 1988, the U.S. Chemical industry, through the American Chemistry Council, has implemented Responsible Care®, a voluntary program to achieve improvements in environmental, health, security and safety performance beyond levels required by the U.S. government.
The program has resulted in significant reductions in releases to air, land and water, major improvements in workplace and community safety, and expanded programs to research and test chemicals for potential health and environmental impacts.
Responsible Care continues to strengthen its commitments and enhance the public credibility of the industry.
New program enhancements adopted by the American Chemistry Council as condition of membership include:
- a responsible care management system
- an independent third party certification of the management system to ensure appropriate actions are taken to improve performance
- tracking and publicly reporting performance based on economic, environmental, health and safety, societal and product related metrics
- a security code that helps protect people, property, products, processes, information, and information systems by enhancing security throughout the chemical industry value chain
Responsible Care Report
Dakota Gasification Company has made a commitment to the environment and the safety of our employees. Dakota Gas also wants to share information and seek feedback from the community and our commercial partners. Our Responsible Care Policy describes our commitments and references the Guiding Principles for our company. It is with those principles in mind that Dakota Gas has published the 2012 Responsible Care Performance Report.
Responsible Care guidelines
Dakota Gasification Company is proud to participate in the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care initiative. We pledge to operate our business according to the following Guiding Principles.
Chemistry is essential to the products and services that help make our lives safer, healthier and better. Through the Responsible Care initiative and the Responsible Care Global Charter our industry has made a worldwide commitment to improve our environmental, health, safety and security performance. Accordingly, we believe and subscribe to the following principles:
- To lead our companies in ethical ways that increasingly benefit society, the economy and the environment.
- To design and develop products that can be manufactured, transported, used and disposed of or recycled safely.
- To work with customers, carriers, suppliers, distributors and contractors to foster the safe and secure use, transport and disposal of chemicals and provide hazard and risk information that can be accessed and applied in their operations and products.
- To design and operate our facilities in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner.
- To instill a culture throughout all levels of our organizations to continually identify, reduce and manage process safety risks.
- To promote pollution prevention, minimization of waste and conservation of energy and other critical resources at every stage of the life cycle of our products.
- To cooperate with governments at all levels and organizations in the development of effective and efficient safety, health, environmental and security laws, regulations and standards.
- To support education and research on the health, safety, environmental effects and security of our products and processes.
- To communicate product, service and process risks to our stakeholders and listen to and consider their perspectives.
- To make continual progress towards our goal of no accidents, injuries or harm to human health and the environment from our products and operations and openly report our health, safety, environmental and security performance.
- To seek continual improvement in our integrated Responsible Care Management System to address environmental, health, safety and security performance.
- To promote Responsible Care by encouraging and assisting others to adhere to these Guiding Principles.
For more information, please visit the American Chemistry Council's website at www.americanchemistry.com.
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