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Responsible CareĀ® Performance Measures



A pillar of the Responsible Care program is environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance monitoring and reporting, both for individual companies and the chemical industry overall.  

All ACC member companies are required to publicly report, through Responsible Care, specific performance measurements in the following areas: 

  • Environmental metrics, including hazardous air pollutants released, SOx and NOx emissions and net water consumption.
  • Energy metrics, including greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.
  • Safety metrics, including number of process safety incidents, DOT-reportable distribution incidents, OHSA recordable lost workday incidence and fatalities.
  • Accountability metrics, including community outreach and emergency response initiatives.

Some of these metrics are reported on a company-by-company basis, while others are reported as aggregated industry statistics. This public reporting is meant to enhance transparency and accountability and drive performance of ACC member companies.  

ACC uses these reported metrics to openly demonstrate the commitment of ACC members and their partners along the supply chain to continuous improvements in the EHS&S performance of their operations and businesses. 

In addition, companies communicate their progress toward meeting and improving compliance with key performance measures to all of their stakeholders – including facility communities, employees, business partners and the general public. 

ACC members can report the Responsible Care Performance Measures online. For questions regarding access to the site, contact Bradford Johnson at 202-249-6188 or bradford_johnson@americanchemistry.com.


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