Responsible Care® Standing Committee (RCSC)

Responsible Care® Standing Committee (RCSC)

Chemical Handling

Responsible Care® is the vehicle through which the chemical industry pursues continuous improvement in SHE performance. It is an ethic, a culture and a way of life and requires total commitment.
The Responsible Care® Standing Committee (RCSC) is comprised mainly of senior representatives from all CAIA membership categories and includes persons who are influential and who have knowledge and experience of the implementation of SHE compliance and Responsible Care® in the industry. It is for this reason that the RCSC plays such an imperative role in the implementation of the initiative by signatories.

Objectives Of The Committee

01
Sensitize the association and its members to public concerns which relate to the chemical industry including: 

  • chemicals and safeguarding the public,
  • environmental protection
  • resource and energy efficiency
  • product stewardship
  • process safety
  • the safe transportation, storage and use of chemical products,
  • corporate responsibility as it affects chemicals and the public,
  • the interpretation of national public opinion from a local perspective and
  • risk perception
02
To identify areas for enhanced information exchange, dialogue and improved relations between association members and stakeholders which include identifying public information needs
03
To establish a continuing dialogue and information exchange between the association and its members and key thought leaders at the national, regional and local levels.

Role of The Committee

01
To offer advice on emerging issues so that CAIA and its members can anticipate and be proactive in formulating solutions and responses in line with public expectations.
02
To respond to CAIA requests for advice or assistance on issues of concern, strategies, proposed plans and other areas of activity.
03
To introduce and broadly discuss topics of concern related to chemicals and society.
04
To advise CAIA on how it might expand the influence of Responsible Care® more effectively to the employees of signatory companies, the general public, educational facilities and the users of chemicals.
05
To advise CAIA on matters relating to Responsible Care® Management Practise Standards (MPSs) and the revision processes for monitoring and evaluating progress and policy revision.
06
To assist CAIA in evaluating lessons learned in other jurisdictions in the implementation of Responsible Care® and their possible application in the SA context.
07
To advise on the effectiveness of the RC verification process and possible improvements.
08
To advise CAIA on the content and focus of Responsible Care® guideline documents and workshops.
09
To advise CAIA on the content of the Responsible Care® Performance Report as well as the focus of quantitative indicators of performance applicable to the chemical industry.
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RCSC - March 2015

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RCSC Meeting Agenda - 5 March 2015 (352 KB)

RC Awareness ES March 2015 (775 KB)

Legislation Bulletin 30 January 2015 (1163 KB)

Help File 2014 Word Version For 2015 Cycle For Review RCSC (454 KB)

Email Templates 2015 For Review (350 KB)

Nomination Form 2015 (259 KB)

Review Of 2014 QIP For 2015 Cycle For Review RCSC (551 KB)

Responsible Care Standing Committee Meeting Minutes - 19 September 2014 (487 KB)

Responsible CA (291 KB)

Quantitative Indicators Of Performance - Proposed Changes (307 KB)

Sasol Product Transport Risk And Controls (193 KB)

Email Body For Review (399 KB)

Compliance Document - RCSC (312 KB)

Legislation Bulletin 28 November 2014 (3531 KB)

RCSC - June 2015

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RCSC Meeting Agenda - 4 June 2015 - Final (432 KB)

Advocacy Update 17 April 2015 - June (1156 KB)

Responsible Care Standing Committee Meeting Minutes - 5 March 2015 Final (400 KB)

Sasol Product Transport Risk And Controls(193 KB)

Process Safety(1047 KB)

RCSC - August 2015

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RCSC Feedback Report ES(810 KB)

RCSC Meeting Minutes - 4 June 2015 Rev 2(409 KB)

RCSC Meeting Agenda(397 KB)

RCSC - October 2015

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QIP Improvements For 2016 To RCSC - DP Revgm To RCSC(397 KB)

RCSC Meeting Agenda - 15 October 2015 Rev1(426 KB)

RCSC Meeting Minutes - 4 Aug 2015 Rev 3(404 KB)

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