Chemical industry renews its green commitment

Global chemical industry associations have announced a "major strategic review" of the sector's voluntary environment, health and safety improvement programme "responsible care". European association Cefic is carrying out its own review in Europe. Key issues include how far to extend independent verification of performance claims or set performance goals, each so far introduced in just a handful of countries. Both would put heavier demands on firms' resources but are also seen as important routes to enhance the scheme's credibility. See Cefic press release.

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