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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
September 11, 2008
A survey commissioned by the European Union (EU) published today has found that 76% of citizens in the region think that not enough is being done by corporations and industry to combat...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/SURVEY-76-percent-of-Europeans-Say-Industry-Not-Doing-Enough-to-Tackle-Climate-Change_14138.html
September 8, 2008
Bayer CropScience and local fire department officials say they have not yet identified the cause of an August 28 explosion that killed one and injured another at Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Explosion-Kills-One-Injures-One-at-Bayers-West-Virginia-Plant_14028.html
September 1, 2008
The death toll from the explosions at a chemical plant in south China on Tuesday, has increased to 20, say reports. Several more are missing and nearly 60 have been injured, reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Death-Toll-in-China-Chemical-Plant-Explosion-Rises-to-20_13834.html
August 29, 2008
An explosion occurred at a Bayer CropScience plant at Institute, WV last night, killing one Bayer employee, Bayer says. Another employee has been transported from a local hospital to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Bayer-CropScience-Plant-Explosion-Kills-One_13941.html
August 18, 2008
PotashCorp unionized employees at three mines in Saskatchewan, Canada remained on strike at CW presstime, after four days of mediation failed to resolve key contract issues. The labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/PotashCorp-Mines-Workers-on-Strike_13611.html
August 7, 2008
GPCA’s Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Committee organized a workshop under the theme Contractor Safety—Building Openness on November 22, 2007 in Dubai. GPCA says...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/GPCA-Workshop-Highlights-Contractor-Safety_11322.html
August 4, 2008
Acker: Disappointed by breakup of talks. The chemical industry has reacted with dismay to the collapse of negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) that aimed to reach...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-Laments-the-Failure-of-Doha-Round-of-Trade-Talks_13394.html
August 4, 2008
Members of the United Steelworkers Union (USW; Saskatoon, SK) picketed PotashCorp’s Cory mine at Saskatoon on July 28, slowing but not halting potash mining operations, reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Union-Pickets-PotashCorp-Site_13430.html
July 11, 2008
The chemical industry should incorporate cradle-to-cradle (C2C) recycling of chemicals, and toxic chemicals should be phased out, according to Michael Braungart, a leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Conference-A-Post-Reach-Vision-of-Chemical-Substitution_12928.html
July 9, 2008
Leaders of the G8 countries meeting in Toyako, Japan today have pledged to halve CO2 emissions by 2050. The agreement, which includes the U.S., would appear to be a step toward a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/G8-Agree-to-Cut-CO2-Emissions-50-percent-by-2050_12879.html
July 7, 2008
Chemicals firms in the U.K. may experience water shortages if they continue with current consumption levels, according to a report by U.K. government environmental advisory body for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-K-Chemical-Sector-Warned-On-Water-Use_12862.html
July 1, 2008
Attorneys have filed several lawsuits in recent weeks against makers of baby bottles and child training cups that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The lawsuits are seeking class action...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Parents-Sue-Companies-for-Selling-Baby-Bottles-with-BPA_12734.html
June 30, 2008
EPA’s Inspector General (IG) has criticized EPA’s Region 2 and New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP; Trenton) for inordinate delays and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPA-Cites-New-Jersey-for-Poor-Superfund-Management_12764.html
June 26, 2008
Cefic says a conference on nanotechnology it held yesterday in Brussels marks a significant step toward greater transparency relating to the manufacture and safety of nanomaterials in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Cefic-Takes-Nano-Steps_12667.html
June 26, 2008
Solvay has disclosed plans to source energy for its Tavaux, France manufacturing facilities from a biomass thermal power plant. The proposed power plant would be built and operated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Solvay-Turns-to-Sustainable-Energy_12683.html
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