RESPONSIBLE CARE® STANDING COMMITTEE
To sensitise 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.
To identify areas for enhanced information exchange, dialogue and improved relations between association members and stakeholders which include identifying public information needs.
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.
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.
To respond to CAIA requests for advice or assistance on issues of concern, strategies, proposed plans and other areas of activity.
To introduce and broadly discuss topics of concern related to chemicals and society.
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.
To advise CAIA on matters relating to Responsible Care® Management Practice Standards (MPSs) and the revision processes for monitoring and evaluating progress and policy revision.
To assist CAIA in evaluating lessons learned in other jurisdictions in the implementation of Responsible Care® and their possible application in the SA context.
To advise on the effectiveness of the RC verification process and possible improvements.
To advise CAIA on the content and focus of Responsible Care® guideline documents and workshops.
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.