National Geographic : 1990 Apr
174 leading companies are saying, "We're responsible." Today, the future isin our hands. The legacy we leave for the next generation depends on our actions, not our words. That's why the 174 members of the Chemical Manufac turers Association have joined together to establish the Responsible CareInitiative. Responsible Care isour commitment to continuously improve our performance inhealth, safety and protecting the environment. The CMA, representing more than 90% of the industrial chemical production in the U.S., has already been a prime mover in implementing Title III, your Right to Know about what chemicals are being produced and used inyour neighborhood. Our ongoing education programs are train ing more than a million workers in the proper measures for handling and disposing of hazardous materials safely and responsibly Now, we are committing to do more. The guiding principles ofResponsible Care pledge every member company to make health, safety and the environment apriority inplanning for new or existing products. The principles are acommitment to operate plants inan environmentally safe manner, and to report to the public all chemical-related health and environmental hazards. They are a public pledge for member companies to work with others to resolve problems created by past handling and disposal of hazardous substances. Responsible Care will also mandate specific codes ofpractice for emissions, transportation of chemicals, emergency planning and other key issues. In the months to come, the CMA will be reporting our progress inimplementing these codes. If you live near a chemical company, work with them to be an active participant inthe Responsible Care Initiative. It's no secret that a lot of people are unhappy with chem ical companies. Responsible Care isour way of making sure we're not part of the problem, but part ofthe solution. For afree brochure and a copy of the 10 Guiding Principles of the Responsible Care Initiative, call today, toll-free (800) 492-0200. MEMBER COMPANIES OF THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION Airco Gases, A Division of BOC Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Akzo Chemicals Inc. Albright & Wilson Americas Albright & Wilson Americas (Canada) Allied-Signal Inc. American Cyanamid Company American Synthetic Rubber Corporation Amoco Chemical Company ANGUS Chemical Company ARCO Chemical Company Aristech Chemical Corporation Arizona Chemical Company Ashland Chemical Company Subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc. ATOCHEMNorth America, Inc. Ausimont USA, Inc. J.T.Baker Inc. BASF Corporation BayerUSA Inc. Betz Laboratories, Inc. Big Three Industries, Inc. Borden Packaging and Industrial Products, Division of Borden, Inc. BP Chemicals, Inc. Buffalo Color Corporation Bums Chemical, Inc. Cabot Corporation Callery Chemical Company Cambrex Corporation Cams Chemical Company, Division of Carus Corporation Champlin Refining andChemicals, Inc. Chembond Corporation CHEMCENTRALCorporation Chemical Products Corporation Chemtech Industries, Inc., Manufactured Products Division Chevron Chemical Company Church& Dwight Co., Inc. CIBA-GEIGYCorporation C-I-L Inc. Coulton Chemical Corporation CP Chemicals, Inc. CPS Chemical Company, Inc. Crompton & Knowles Corporation Crosfield Chemicals, Inc. Degussa Corporation Dixie Chemical Company, Inc. Dover Chemical Corporation The Dow Chemical Company Dow Coming Corporation. E.I. duPont deNemours & Company Eastman Chemical Company EM Industries,Inc. Engelhard Corporation Ethyl Corporation Exxon Chemical Company FairmountChemical Co., Inc. Ferro Corporation Fina Oil and Chemical Company, Subsidiary of American Petrofina Inc. FirstChemical Corporation Fisher Scientific Company FMCCorporation GAF Corporation Gantrade Corporation GenCorp Polymer Products, Latex Operations General Chemical Corporation Georgia Gulf Corporation Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Chemical Division GE Plastics The BFGoodrich Company Grace Specialty Chemicals Co. Great Lakes Chemical Corporation The C.P . Hall Company The Hall Chemical Company Haltermann, Inc. Hanlin Group, Inc. Harborchem Harcros Chemicals Inc. Hardman Incorporated Harwick Chemical Corporation Hatco Chemical Corporation Henkel Corporation Hercules Incorporated Hoechst Canada Inc. Hoechst Celanese Corporation Huls America Inc. Huntsman Chemical Corporation ICI Americas Inc. Interchem, Inc. ITT Rayonier Inc. Johnson Matthey Jones-Hamilton Co. Kalama Chemical, Inc. Kao Corporation of America Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Laporte Inc. LaRoche Chemicals, Inc. Laurel Industries, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Liquid Carbonic Industries,Inc. Lonza Inc. The Lubrizol Corporation Lyondell Petrochemical Company Mallinckrodt, Inc. Marsulex Inc. McGean-Rohco, Inc. Merichem Company Milliken Chemical, Division of Milliken & Company Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Chemical Division Mobil Chemical Company, A Division of Mobil Oil Corporation Monsanto Company Mooney Chemicals, Inc. Morton International, Inc. MTM Chemicals Nalco Chemical Company National Starch and Chemical Corporation Nepera, Inc. Neville Chemical Company NL Chemicals, Inc. NOVA Corporationof Alberta Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Occidental Chemical Corporation Olin Corporation OMI International Corporation/ Enthone, Inc. Owens-Coming Fiberglas Corporation Penick Corporation Peridot Chemicals (NewJersey), Inc. Perstorp Polyols, Inc. Pfizer Inc. Phillips 66 Company, A Subsidiary of Phillips Petroleum Company Polysar, Inc. PPG Industries, Inc., Chemicals Group The PQ Corporation PVS Chemicals, Inc. Quantum Chemical Corporation Reichhold Chemicals, Inc. Reilly Industries, Inc. Rhone-Poulenc Inc. Rohm and Haas Company Rohm Tech Inc. Ruetgers-Nease Chemical Company, Inc. Sandoz Corporation SCM Chemicals, Inc. Shell Canada Chemical Company, Division of Shell Canada Products Limited Shell Chemical Company The Shepherd Chemical Company Sherex Chemical Company, Inc. Sloss Industries Corporation Solkatronic Chemicals Inc. Solvay America, Inc. StandardChlorine Chemical Co., Inc. Stepan Company Sterling Chemicals, Inc. Syntex Chemicals, Inc. Texaco Chemical Company, Subsidiary of Texaco, Inc. Texas Brine Corporation Texas Petrochemicals Corporation Tioxide Canada, Inc. Union Camp Corporation, Chemical Products Division Union Carbide Canada Limited Union Carbide Corporation Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc. United States Borax & Chemical Corporation Univar Corporation Unocal Chemicals Division, Unocal Corporation UOP The Upjohn Company R.T . Vanderbilt Company, Inc. Velsicol Chemical Corporation Viskase Corporation Vista Chemical Company Vulcan Chemicals, A Division of Vulcan Materials Company WackerChemical Corporation Weyerhauser Paper Company, Chemicals Division Witco Corporation *J Responsible Care® SA Public Commitment ACTIONS, NOT WORDS.