The pledge is part of the ACC's new Responsible Care Product Safety Code that it says goes beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals products consumers use every day. Adherence to these practices is mandatory and will be regularly verified by independent auditors, the ACC says.
The Product Safety Code requires companies to:
"¢ Manage the safety of their products, from inception to use, reuse, recycling and disposal.
"¢ Undertake scientific analyses of their products, with close consideration of how they are used by all consumers, especially children.
"¢ Provide public access to product safety information.
"¢ Share information along the supply chain so that products are used safety.
"¢ Continuously evaluate new information that may have product safety implications.
"¢ Take corrective measures if they discover improper practices involving a product.
All ACC Responsible Care companies will begin implementing the management practices this year with a phased-in schedule over the next several years. By the end of 2016, the ACC requires companies to have implemented all 11.
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