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April 23, 2009
Every so often we read about how pharmaceuticals are being discharged into global water systems. It’s good that we’re being told and reminded that this is a problem...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Pharmaceuticals-in-the-Water_18419.html
April 22, 2009
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigations subcommittee held a hearing April 21 on a public disclosure debate concerning the August 2008 Bayer CropScience accident...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Lawmakers-Review-Bayer-Secrecy-Claim-Linked-to-Fatal-WV-Accident_18394.html
April 16, 2009
Ecolab set a goal today to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% per dollar of sales from 2006 to 2012. The company is focusing on vehicles and facilities, including both...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Ecolab-Sets-Goal-to-Reduce-GHG-Emissions_18323.html
April 14, 2009
The European Chemicals Agency (Helsinki) announced earlier this week that it has officially opened two conference rooms at its Helsinki headquarters. It has named one of the meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ECHA-More-Diplomacy-Required-update_18142.html
April 6, 2009
Margot Wallström, the European Commission v.p. and the architect of the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Wallstrom-Calls-for-Creation-of-UN-Panel-to-Protect-Against-Chemical-Risks_18067.html
April 3, 2009
Leaders of 20 of the world’s largest economies, meeting in London yesterday, agreed on a set of rules designed to prevent a recurrence of the current bank-driven economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/G20-Summit-Did-the-New-World-Order-Forget-the-Chemical-Industry_17986.html
March 24, 2009
The drug supply chain safety system faces major challenges, due particularly to globalization, speakers at a DCAT breakfast panel in New York say. “The existing U.S. supply chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-S-Drug-Supply-Chain-Safety-System-Faces-Challenges_17833.html
March 23, 2009
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) says it will soon release a report detailing progress in the industry’s product stewardship commitment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ICCA-Advances-Product-Stewardship-Goals-Signs-Responsible-Care-Pact_17821.html
March 23, 2009
Companies in the fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech industries have formed a consortium, Rx360, to share supply chain audit information and adopt best practices....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-Forms-Group-to-Share-Best-Practices_17796.html
March 22, 2009
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) says it will hold a public meeting on April 23 to provide an update on CSB’s investigation into the explosion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/CSB-Bayer-Debate-Right-to-Know-on-Fatal-Blast_17727.html
March 22, 2009
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) says it will hold a public meeting on April 23 to provide an update on CSB’s investigation into the explosion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/CSB-Meeting-on-Bayer-Blast-Causes-Rescheduled-for-April-23_17665.html
March 11, 2009
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA; Arlington, VA) have signed an agreement to cooperate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Leading-Bodies-Agree-Responsible-Care-Cooperation_17565.html
March 6, 2009
Six baby bottle manufacturers said yesterday they will stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their products, in response to a request last October by Connecticut Attorney General (AG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Six-Bottle-Manufacturers-to-Stop-Using-BPA-New-York-County-Okays-Ban_17494.html
February 27, 2009
The global economic turmoil has not diminished governments’ commitment to policies aimed at curbing climate change, according to a report by Deutsche Bank (New York). Many...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Report-Shows-Sustained-Support-for-Green-Policies-Despite-Downturn_17265.html
January 23, 2009
Privately owned startup Catalyx Nanotech (Anaheim, CA) says it plans to commercialize a technology to generate “green” hydrogen and nanomaterials from landfill gas. Under...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Landfill-Gas-to-Supply-High-Purity-Graphite-Plant_16651.html
January 15, 2009
Cal Dooley of ACC and Joe Acker of Socma tell CW about what they'd like to see from the new administration in Washington....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/The-Industrys-Obama-Wish-List_16400.html
January 2, 2009
The United Nations has adopted a resolution to make 2011 the 'International Year of Chemistry'. The resolution will celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contribution to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/UN-Declares-2011-International-Year-of-Chemistry_16154.html
January 1, 2009
Tian Wenhua, the former chairman of dairy foods company Sanlu Group, has gone on trial at the Intermediate People’s Court of Shikiazhuang, China, accused of adding melamine to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Trial-Begins-in-Case-of-Chinese-Milk-Contaminated-with-Melamine_16139.html
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