The members of the ACC are committed to safety and sustainability in the communities where we operate and in the products we manufacture. Through ACC’s Responsible Care® program, ACC members demonstrate their longstanding commitment to listen to and seek ways to respond to community concerns about chemicals and our operations.
In addition to our continued commitment to the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care, this includes:
- Enhancing Community Engagement in the areas where we operate to encourage open dialogue and promote transparency;
- Driving Safety & Sustainability of chemical industry operations and continual improvement in environmental health, safety, and security performance through Responsible Care;
- Enabling Sound Science and supporting scientific research and approaches to improve understanding of chemical and non-chemical stressors and encourage governmental decision making based on the best available data and science;
- Promoting Data Integrity in the development and application of environmental monitoring information utilized to inform governmental decision-making; and
- Supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility through education, outreach and workforce development activities.
5 Pillars of ACC’s Commitment to Environmental Justice
Enhancing Community Engagement
ACC and its members believe in the fundamental value of working with our communities to achieve shared objectives and to address key topics of concern. To build and enhance open dialogue with community members, ACC members and Responsible Care Partners lead and participate in nearly 200 Community Advisory Panels in more than 30 states across the United States.
Driving Safety & Sustainability through Responsible Care®
For 35 years, ACC and our members have driven safety and sustainability of chemical industry operations through Responsible Care. This includes transparently reporting health, safety, security and environmental performance to drive continual improvements.
Enabling Sound Science
Transparency and the best available science must be the foundation of chemical hazard and risk assessments. ACC supports scientific research and approaches that improve understanding of the relationships between exposure and adverse effects, including chemical and non-chemical stressors.
Promoting Data Integrity
As federal and state agencies and local communities look to broaden and enhance environmental monitoring, it is imperative that they promote tools, approaches, and methods that create information based on a high level of data integrity and consistency, especially in data utilized for governmental decision-making.
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