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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
July 29, 2009
OSHA today announced the launch of its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for the chemical sector, saying it will initially focus on facilities in New England, the Midwest, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/OSHA-Launches-National-Emphasis-Program-for-Chemicals_20478.html
July 22, 2009
Dow's direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission declined by 6% from 2007 to 2008, according to the company's 2008 global reporting initiative (GRI) report. In the report, Dow cited...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dows-GHG-Emissions-Down-6-percent-for-2008_20293.html
July 16, 2009
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its SCG Chemicals subsidiary will conduct a health impact assessment (HIA) of residents living in the vicinity of the RIL Industrial Estate at Map...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Siam-Cement-to-Study-the-Impact-of-its-Chemical-Plants-on-Health-of-Local-Residents_20195.html
July 15, 2009
A Kentucky Jury has awarded six plaintiffs $1.25 million for injuries allegedly sustained in an October, 2004 sulfuric acid release at the company’s Wurltand, Kentucky plant. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Kentucky-Jury-Awards-Plaintiffs-$1-25-Million-in-DuPont-Suit-Update_20176.html
July 8, 2009
In today’s environmental concerns and how to reduce green house gases (GHG)/carbon imprint, an opportunity exists in the coating business areas and that can appease many. This is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Recycling-Coatings-An-Environmental-and-Business-Opportunity_20035.html
July 8, 2009
A study undertaken by McKinsey and Company, commissioned by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), has concluded that the chemical industry is a net saver of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/McKinsey-Study-Finds-Chemical-Industry-is-Net-Saver-of-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-update_20017.html
July 7, 2009
The plastics industry has begun The Plastics Challenge 2020, a campaign to double the level of plastics recycling in the U.K. by 2020, in a bid to prevent plastics from ending up in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Plastics-Industry-Unveils-New-Environmental-Campaign-in-the-U-K-_20007.html
July 7, 2009
The U.S. will fail to meet targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to be set out by G8 countries, according to a report by the BBC. Leaders of the G8 nations will set a target to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-S-Set-to-Drag-its-Feet-on-Emissions-Reduction_20006.html
July 1, 2009
Cefic has awarded its annual Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) Innovative Science Award to Hector Keun, a lecturer in biochemistry at Imperial College, London. Keun won the award...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Cefic-Awards-$141000-for-Environmental-Exposure-Research_19908.html
June 26, 2009
A small field located more than 1,500 meters above sea-level at the foot of a Swiss mountain is an unlikely place for a chemical company to source raw materials. Yet this field, near...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DSM-Picks-Alpine-Flowers-to-Take-Cosmetic-Ingredients-to-New-Heights_19795.html
June 18, 2009
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D., WV) has introduced legislation that would prevent companies from withholding certain information from the public in the wake of a chemical plant explosion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Rockefeller-Bill-Would-Prevent-Use-of-Security-Claims-to-Avoid-Disclosure_19640.html
June 16, 2009
The Investor Environment Health Network says it has identified several accounting and securities regulation loopholes that could keep shareholders and analysts in the dark about the potential health and litigation risks of investing in nanotechnology....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Investor-Advocacy-Group-Outlines-Nanotech-Liability-Disclosure-Loopholes_19609.html
June 12, 2009
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is urging chemical companies to become active participants in international chemical safety and sustainability programs. The aim is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Corporate-Social-Responsibility-Regulators-Push-for-a-New-Level-of-Cooperation_19508.html
May 28, 2009
The first Global Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) has opened today in Helsinki amid optimism that the forum will become an annual event to promote the sustainable use of chemicals. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-International-Community-Steps-Up-Sustainability-Drive_19194.html
May 15, 2009
The global chemicals industry has been widely criticised on a number of fronts during the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) in Geneva, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ICCM-2-Industry-Comes-Under-Heavy-Fire-Shows-Commitment-to-Convention_18953.html
May 15, 2009
The Swiss government, at the second session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM2), meeting in Geneva today, proposed that a dedicated body be created to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ICCM2-Governments-Consider-Creating-a-Dedicated-Chemicals-Management-Body_18925.html
May 14, 2009

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Gunter-von-Au-Chairman-of-Sud-Chemie_18922.html
May 14, 2009
Geneva is full to the brim this week with senior chemical industry executives, government representatives from around the world, United Nations (UN) executives and administrators and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-Defends-License-to-Operate-Big-Guns-Converge-on-Geneva_18911.html
May 7, 2009
Representatives from more than 100 countries are meeting at a United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) conference this week in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss imposing a ban...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/UN-Countries-Poised-to-Ban-Up-to-Nine-Chemicals-Discuss-Global-Chemicals-Strategy_18716.html
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