ECTA believes that Responsible Care (RC) is the best strategy for its members to communicate their continuous efforts in SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality). A label to their customers in the chemical industry, for whom sustainable supply chains become of major importance.
Joining ECTA RC means implement RC principles into company strategy, management systems and daily operations.
Chemicals Transport Companies joining the ECTA RC program will be required to commit to:
Continuously improve the environmental, health and safety performance of their transport operations of chemical goods.
Continuously avoid harm to all people and the environment.
Ensure that proper care is taken to protect the safety and health of all people involved in their chemical transport operations.
Minimize the environmental impact of their transport activities.
Use resources and fuel efficiently and minimize waste.
Take adequate measures to ensure the security of their operations.
Collect data and report openly about performance, achievements and shortcomings.
Listen, engage and work with people to understand and address their concerns and expectations.
Cooperate with governments, international institutions, organizations and authorities in the development.
Implement effective regulations and standards to improve transport safety.
Encourage the responsible management of all those who are involved in providing a service to them. In particular transport sub‐contractors and cleaning stations.
ECTA Responsible Care members are prouldy carrying the RC logo. The sign of recognition by the chemical industry in Europe of their contribution to a sustainable supply chain.
They are commited to the RC principles, continuous improvement collecting and reporting of key performance indicators.
ECTA applies the RC Scheme to its RC member companies in all European countries in the same and transparent manner.
Quality control is based on self assessment combined with objective and externally verified data. Indicators are safety management and improvement processes. These data is collected with the SQAS reports by external assessors and stores in the CEFIC managed SQAS database.