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December 31, 2008
Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, U.K.), which sells a broad range of branded healthcare, personal care, and cleaning products across the world, says it has begun a campaign aimed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Reckitt-Benckiser-Directs-Carbon-Reduction-Program-at-its-Customers_16117.html
November 27, 2008
Solvay said earlier today that its CEO Christian Jourquin and members of the European Works Council signed an agreement defining shared objectives regarding sustainable development and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Solvay-Signs-European-Sustainability-Charter_15625.html
November 23, 2008
The threat of terrorist attacks on chemical facilities can be “substantially reduced” by converting them to safer and more secure chemicals or processes, says a new report...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Group-Details-Chemical-Threats-and-Solutions_15519.html
November 20, 2008
Cefic is today celebrating the 10th anniversary of the long range research initiative (LRI)-a program designed to provide answers to gaps in fundamental scientific data relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/New-Look-Industry-Research-Initiative-to-Foster-Innovation_15467.html
November 18, 2008
Doyle: Offering a bonus. PotashCorp says it has reached a tentative agreement with roughly 500 striking employees at its Allan, Cory, and Patience Lake potash operations in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/PotashCorp-Reaches-Tentative-Agreement-with-Striking-Workers_15358.html
November 18, 2008
DuPont has filed a lawsuit against Koch Industries’ (Wichita, KS) subsidiary Invista, alleging that Invista is infringing on DuPont patents and has misappropriated trade secrets...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DuPont-Says-Invista-Poached-Nylon-Resin-Secrets_15381.html
November 12, 2008
U.K.’s regulatory body for the chemicals industry, the Environment Agency (Bristol, U.K.), has put out a warning to chemical firms to beware of an individual who has been posing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-K-Chemicals-Industry-on-Intruder-Alert_15278.html
November 11, 2008
InformexUSA, the flagship annual U.S. chemicals expo due to take place next in San Francisco in January 2009, will for the first time tailor a significant part of the event toward...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Informex-Turns-to-Green-Chemistry_15291.html
October 27, 2008
The recovery of plastics in Europe reached 50% for the first time in 2007, according to a report by plastics manufacturing and recycling groups PlasticsEurope (Brussels), EuPC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Plastics-Recovery-Hits-50-percent-in-Europe_14969.html
October 27, 2008
Canadian officials have released a plan for regulating bisphenol A (BPA), which includes banning the “sale, import, or advertising” of baby bottles that contain BPA. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Canada-Proposes-Policy-for-Risk-Management-of-BPA_14973.html
October 24, 2008
A coalition of businesses and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has developed an initiative to promote the widespread adoption of the use of safer chemicals in consumer products...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Coalition-of-Retailers-NGOs-to-Adopt-Safer-Alternatives-Policy_15007.html
October 20, 2008
Pirates continue to hold a chemical tanker and its 22-member crew off the coast of Somalia, having seized the vessel in the Gulf of Aden in mid-September. The 25,269-dwt m.t. tanker...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Somali-Pirates-Hold-Chemical-Tanker_14828.html
October 15, 2008
Solvay says it has set 25 new environmental targets as part of a long term program to be more sustainable. The new targets include a 20% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Solvay-Steps-Up-Sustainabilty-Program-to-Strengthen-Competiveness_14762.html
October 3, 2008
The European Commission has fined nine companies a combined €676 million ($974 million) for conspiring to fix prices of paraffin wax between 1992 and 2005. Sasol, Total, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Europes-Paraffin-Mafia-Is-Punished_14601.html
October 3, 2008
H.J. Heinz says it will no longer use Chinese milk in its baby food products due to a widening scandal over melamine contamination of milk and milk powder produced in China (CW, Sept...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Food-Firms-Act-on-China-Milk-Scandal_14603.html
September 26, 2008
Li Changjiang, the head of China’s food and product quality agency, has been forced to resign over the widespread sale of baby milk powder and other milk products tainted with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Top-Chinese-Official-Quits-Over-Milk-Scandal-Import-Bans-Multiply_14444.html
September 24, 2008
I’d like to see the chemical sector doing more… research and development on nature-based chemistry; the way microbes, fungi, plants and animals have evolved and perfected, over billions of years, super efficient and novel ways of harvesting sunlight up to making substances that appear to avoid antibiotic resistance; in short, the field of biomimicry....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Achim-Steiner-UN-Under-Secretary-General-and-Executive-Director-UN-Environment-Programme-UNEP_13164.html
September 22, 2008
Chinese-produced milk powder intentionally contaminated with melamine has killed four children and caused illness to thousands more across China, Chinese authorities say. The Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Melamine-Tainted-Milk-Powder-Kills-Four-Children-in-China_14308.html
September 18, 2008
Chinese milk powder intentionally contaminated with melamine has killed four children and caused illness to thousands more across China. The Chinese government today said it had...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Melamine-Tainted-Milk-Powder-Kills-4-Children-in-China_14278.html
September 12, 2008
The coveted position of most environmentally sustainable chemical company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) has been secured by BASF. The position had been held...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BASF-Ousts-Akzo-Nobel-from-Position-as-Most-Sustainable-Chemical-Firm_14135.html
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