ACC members strive to reduce air emissions associated with chemical manufacturing and to be transparent about their progress. Through Responsible Care®, ACC member companies publicly report their progress in reducing air emissions from their facilities:
- Responsible Care companies report emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program. From 2010 to 2019, Responsible Care facilities within the ACC membership have reduced HAPs emissions by approximately 17 percent.
- ACC members track core air quality indicators by measuring facility emissions of sulfur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx). From 2010 to 2019, ACC members reduced SOx emissions by 69 percent and NOx emissions by 30 percent.