Responsible Care® by the Numbers

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and sustainability initiative. Practiced in nearly 70 countries, Responsible Care helps protect the health and safety of people and the environment. Responsible Care companies are industry leaders, working to advance the safety and sustainability of our employees, our facilities and the communities in which we operate.

Unless otherwise noted, statistics reflect data through the current reporting cycle.

26%
Reduction in recordable injury and illness rates since 2010
5X
Better worker safety rate from Responsible Care companies than the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole
3X
Better worker safety rate from Responsible Care companies than the business of chemistry overall
12%
Decrease in Green House Gas Intensity from Responsible Care companies since 2010
18%
Reduction of SOx emissions since 2010 by Responsible Care companies
39%
Reduction of NOx emissions since 2010 by Responsible Care companies
12%
Decrease in distribution incidents by Responsible Care companies from 2017-2020.
250+
Responsible Care companies undergo 3rd party audits.
$27+
Billion invested by ACC member companies to further enhance facility security since Sept. 11, 2001

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