The concept soon caught on in the USA, where its principles were endorsed by the members of the American Chemistry Council (formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers' Association). Since then, it has spread across Europe and the rest of the world. ExxonMobil Chemical has signed the national Responsible Care® Manifest in all the countries in which it is active, including Belgium and the Netherlands.
What does RC stand for??
RC stands for the commitment made by the chemical industry to continually improve its health, safety and environmental awareness performance. By signing the charter of 'Policy Principles', the participating companies affirm that improving health, safety and environmental awareness performance is an integral component of their general business operations. They also commit to raising the level of awareness of all employees and contractors. Performance is steadily improving as a result of voluntary initiatives, self-assessment, training, active involvement in society and the development of standardised work methods ('best practices'). Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council.