CAIA Vision and Mission
Responsible Care® envisages a profitable, sustainable chemical sector in South Africa that contributes to the quality of human life and the economy through innovation and production – without harm to people, property, or the environment. Responsible Care® aims to ensure that South Africa’s chemical sector is recognised by all stakeholders as a responsible industry that plays an important role in providing a wide range of benefits to society – while remaining open, honest, accountable, and credible in all its dealings. Responsible Care® strives to achieve zero employee and contractor injuries, zero manufacturing process safety incidents, zero distribution incidents, zero environmental incidents, and zero fatalities.
The voluntary Responsible Care® Initiative aims to bring about continual improvement in the safety, health, environment (SHE) and security performance. Signatories to this initiative commit to implement the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles and to constantly monitor, measure, and report performance in a transparent way. This allows signatories to measure progress, identify areas for future improvement and determine whether Responsible Care® is having a positive impact on industry performance.