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Responsible Care®

Responsible Care® is a global voluntary initiative of the chemical industry to continuously improve environmental, health and safety performance of their operations and products in a manner responsive to the concerns of the public.

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BYK is committed to the principles of Responsible Care®:

  • Enable a corporate leadership culture that proactively supports safe chemicals management.
  • Safeguard people and the environment by continuously improving our environmental, health and safety performance, facility security, and the safety of our products.
  • Strengthen chemical management systems around the globe.
  • Work with business partners to promote safe chemicals management within their own operations.
  • Engage with stakeholders, respond to their concerns, and communicate openly on our performance and products.
  • Contribute to sustainability through development of innovative technologies and other solutions to societal challenges.

The initiative has been launched in 1985 in Canada. Today, national chemical associations in nearly 70 economies around the world have implemented the principles to manage chemicals in a safe manner throughout their life cycle, while promoting their role in improving quality of life and contributing to sustainable development.