responsible care documents and kpi faq

Here you find all Responsible Care documents and KPI Forms regarding to the ECTA Responsible Care Membership to download.

RC kpi report faq

Scope 1 is used for those activities where you pay your (diesel) fuel for trucks and you know the tons of your cargo, the kilometers of your trips, and the liters of the fuel you bought. Scope 3 is for those tons and kilometers where you do not have the fuel data (e.g. subcontractors, intermodal, barges, etc.).

GLEC Module 5 helps you connecting your data with your transport management system.

“Optional” means that you are free to complete this section (or not) in your final reporting to ECTA. We do however recommend that you at least try to complete it based on the system that you are currently using for your emissions calculations. It is important to do this exercise as a preparation for your next SQAS assessment. Moreover it prepares you for the reporting of next year when it becomes an official requirement of the ECTA Responsible Care program when the KPI’s must be completed.

The GLEC Module 5 about the emissions calculations for transport of chemical products is the basis for all SQAS 2022 questions related to emission calculation.

Find here GLEC Module 5 to download.

The last KPI (Transport and Cleaning: section 9, Warehousing: section 6) consist of:

  • 2 Yes/No questions and
  • 1 open question.

This section 9 must be completed.

Please answer the question in the excel form indicated boxes marked 1 and 2.
Yours answers may be taken from your improvement plan and may refer to changes in your equipment, more accurate ways of emission registration, training of staff, operational changes to decrease emissions, etc.

For some years now the world around us is focusing hard on the loss of plastic pellets or granulates. Producers are improving the control systems to avoid pellet loss, e.g. through their Operation Clean Sweep program. ECTA has also adopted this as a key area in its RC program and we want RC members to share their incident statistics via the KPI reporting.

All reports are treated with the greatest confidentiality. No company names and individual company KPI data will ever be mentioned publicly by ECTA.

Most figures provided by RC members are consolidated by ECTA and the consolidated input may be published. This communication is used in ECTA’s annual RC report or in other ways (e.g. Social Media) to communicate about trends. The KPI reports for the year 2021 will contain for the first time written text about improvement actions, which may be shared anonymously via ECTA’s Zero Emissions Knowledge Platform.

The creation of SQAS in 1992 was closely linked to the Responsible Care program of the European Chemical Industry. The ECTA Responsible Care program, which started in 2009, is based on the formal agreement between Cefic and ECTA. This agreement includes references to the use of SQAS to define basic priorities regarding the requirements all ECTA RC member companies must meet. One clear example is the ECTA RC KPI form that is used for annual reporting. The relationship with SQAS is also made clear in the 2022 SQAS Core question 5.2.4. 

The 2021 ECTA RC KPI forms have been modified to reflect specific requirements of the 2022 SQAS modules. Not only can you use the KPI forms your company completed as supporting document during SQAS and other audits. The forms also provide you an easy starting point in the discussions with your chemical customers and facilitates a more uniform approach.

become a responsible care member

RC is an additional membership to your ECTA Membership.
Fill out the form, send it to ECTA and become an Responsible Care Member!

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