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March 16, 2011
Senator Bob Casey (D., PA) has reintroduced legislation that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use in the process hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Casey-Reintroduces-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_33490.html
March 14, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels), as part of the activities for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, has launched a video to show how chemistry is used many...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/IYC-EPCA-Launches-Official-Video-to-Attract-Young-People-to-Chemistry-video_33257.html
March 7, 2011
Are you “overwhelmed by the number of eco-labels and certifications in the marketplace?” asks BASF. If you are, then the company’s eco-label directory, introduced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BASF-Introduces-Eco-label-Directory_33232.html
February 28, 2011
Dow is allocating $100 million to further internal projects that will increase the energy efficiency of the company's operations and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dow-to-Allocate-Energy-Efficiency-Project-Funding_33111.html
February 28, 2011
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EU-Opens-Repository-for-Nanomaterials_32911.html
February 15, 2011
 Investment opportunities in low carbon technology could hit $5 trillion by 2030, according to a study by financial services consulting group Mercer (New York). Although this...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Investment-in-Low-Carbon-Technology-to-Hit-$5-Trillion-by-2030_32861.html
February 4, 2011
By Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director of Sustainable Technologies January 2011 marks the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), an initiative designated by the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dow-Becomes-First-Global-Partner-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31699.html
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Great-Launch-Shame-about-the-Communication_32540.html
February 4, 2011
UNESCO unveils its film for the International Year of Chemistry. The short film has been designed to inspire young people to take an interest in chemistry. (Please scroll down to view...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/UNESCO-Unveils-Year-of-Chemistry-Film-to-Inspire-Young-Chemists_32643.html
February 4, 2011
Jerome A. Peribere, Dow Chemical's president and CEO of Advanced Materials and exeutive v.p. of the group, in the first video below gives an interview with CW's Alex Scott explaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dow-Chemical-Why-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-is-Key-video-interview_32635.html
January 25, 2011
DSM Venturing, the corporate venturing arm of DSM, says it has made an investment in SkySails (Hamburg, Germany), a firm making automated towing kites for ships. DSM says the move is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DSM-Invests-in-Wind-Propulsion-Firm-SkySails_32374.html
January 18, 2011
A study by researchers from the University of California (San Francisco), has found that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. contain 43 hazardous chemicals – some of which are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Study-Finds-Synthetic-Chemicals-in-99-percent-of-Pregnant-Women-in-U-S-with-analysis_32196.html
January 17, 2011
CW’s analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from top diversified chemical companies reveals that emissions at many firms fell from 2008 to 2009, primarily due to reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Industry-Fails-to-Adjust-In-Spite-of-Recession_31946.html
December 20, 2010
China’s chemical industry association the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) has joined the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dows-Andrew-Liveris-Welcomes-China-as-ICCA-Member_31698.html
December 16, 2010
There is not yet a global deal that will protect the world from catastrophic climate change, but the so called Cancun Agreements secured by parties to the UN climate summit in Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Progress-on-UN-Climate-Agreement-Going-Chemical-Industrys-Way-update-2_31595.html
December 10, 2010
By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Blog-Drop-in-Versus-Novel-Chemicals_31339.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
December 10, 2010
DSM has disclosed plans to acquire 51% of AGI Corporation (AGI; Taipei, Taiwan), a producer of ultraviolet, curable resins and coatings. DSM estimates the deal will cost it about...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DSM-to-Buy-Controlling-Stake-in-Taiwan-Coatings-Firm-AGI_31524.html
December 9, 2010
Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, at the company’s annual innovation strategy briefing yesterday in Leverkusen rounded on policy makers and the public for not understanding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Blog-Is-there-a-Lack-of-Chemical-Industry-Leadership-at-the-UN-Climate-Summit_31467.html
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