Responsible Care / Responsible Distribution
For many years now, Brenntag has taken part in the “Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution” (RC/RD) Program of the organization of the International Chemical Trade Associations (ICTA). We are therefore committed to the implementation of the eight guidelines laid down in this global program covering the following areas:
- Legal requirements
- Management of risk
- Policies and documentation
- Provision of information
- Emergency response
- Ongoing improvements
- Community interaction
The policies of the RC/RD programme have been incorporated into our HSE strategy and programmes and therefore play a key part in the safe handling of chemical products and, as a result, in the protection of soil, air and water as well as occupational safety within our company. Adherence to these policies is verified and documented by external assessors.
Brenntag has also specified that all operating companies join the RC/RD programme. Due to the fact that an RC/RD programme is not offered by national organizations in every country in which Brenntag operates, programmes have been developed and existing processes optimized in the individual regions to verify internally that the guidelines in force in the relevant countries are adhered to. In this way, Brenntag companies play their part in the global obligation towards Responsible Care.