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November 6, 2009
China’s Pearl River, the country’s third longest river, is being heavily polluted by discharges from a string of chemical factories and other industrial installations...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Survey-Finds-High-Pollution-Levels-in-Chinas-Pearl-River_22624.html
October 29, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Dow Chemical have reached a preliminary agreement whereby Dow will take responsibility for cleaning a dioxin-contaminated Superfund...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPA-and-Dow-Reach-Preliminary-Agreement-on-Midland-Cleanup_22279.html
October 20, 2009
“Hidden” costs of at least $120 billion/year in the U.S. are being generated as a direct result of using “dirty energy,” according to a report, The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dirty-Energy-Generates-Hidden-Costs-of-$120-Billionyear-in-the-U-S-_22201.html
October 7, 2009
The greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule recently finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require the installation of fuel flow monitoring equipment to track...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPA-Reporting-Rule-to-Require-Monitoring-Devices-for-Most-Chemical-Facilities_21750.html
September 28, 2009
Chinese president Hu Jintao pledged at a United Nations (UN) climate summit, held yesterday in New York, that China would bolster its efforts to increase energy efficiency. However, Hu...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/China-Disappoints-with-Pledge-to-Cut-Carbon-Intensity-not-Total-Emissions_21589.html
September 22, 2009
Investments in sustainability and energy efficiency can save significant sums of money in the long-term, said speakers at CW's webcast on Dow Chemical's sustainability, product...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Sustainability-Investments-Can-Have-Big-Payoffs-Experts-Say_21549.html
September 17, 2009
Danisco (Copenhagen), the foods ingredients group, says it has signed up to the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change. The Communiqué has been written by the Corporate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Danisco-Is-the-Latest-to-Sign-up-to-Copenhagen-Communique-on-Climate-Change_21296.html
September 14, 2009
Aculon (San Diego, CA), a producer of specialty chemicals, says it has developed a proprietary formulation that generates a self assembled monolayer of phosphonates (SAMP). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-S-Firm-Develops-Self-Assembling-Phosphonates-to-Replace-Chromium-6-Coatings_21272.html
September 10, 2009
Scientists undertaking exposure studies to determine the safety of nanomaterials should initially focus on sunscreens, DIY coatings and adhesives as these pose the greatest risk to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dutch-Study-Identifies-Priority-Areas-for-Nanomaterials-Safety-Research_21313.html
August 31, 2009
The year was 2004. I was standing on the top of a ladder painting my son’s bedroom and listening to the BBC’s news on the radio when a spokesman for Dow Chemical announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Yes-Men-Poised-to-Put-the-Chemical-Industry-on-the-Back-Foot-this-October_21058.html
August 26, 2009
A significant gap has opened up between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts promised by the corporate sector and what is required to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Largest-Corporates-Failing-to-React-to-Prevent-Dangerous-Climate-Change_21034.html
August 21, 2009
Researchers have published a study that for the first time links long-term exposure from nanoparticles to serious lung damage in humans. The study features clinical evidence from seven...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Nanoparticles-Linked-to-Lung-Failure-Death-of-Factory-Workers_20971.html
August 14, 2009
Start up firm AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says it has begun offering chemical firms an alkaline fuel cell system that can efficiently convert their waste hydrogen into...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Start-up-Converts-Chemical-Firms-Waste-Hydrogen-into-Electricity_20803.html
August 6, 2009
While many chemical companies currently participate in carbon reporting initiatives, such as ACC's Responsible Care program and The Climate Registry, the rules are about to undergo a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Carbon-Reporting-From-Calculation-to-Regulation_20579.html
August 4, 2009
Today, for the second time in the past several months, the New York Times published an editorial calling for a "tough chemical plant safety bill." The paper correctly points...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Plant-Safety-and-Optimism-Bias_20588.html
August 3, 2009
Merck KGaA says that it has set new climate protection targets for its global pharmaceutical and chemical operations. The company aims to reduce its global (direct and indirect) carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Merck-KGaA-Targets-20-percent-Reduction-in-CO2-Emissions-by-2020-update_20529.html
July 30, 2009
Samsung Electronics, as part of a $4.2-billion eco-management initiative, is seeking to curb or eliminate the use of several chemical compounds, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Samsung-Green-Initiative-Seeks-to-Eliminate-PVC-Use-by-2011_20489.html
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