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June 16, 2008
The chemical industry must develop large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems as part of efforts to meet the challenge of climate change, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/&hellip-Calls-for-Industry-Carbon-Capture-Initiative_12468.html
June 16, 2008
Showa Denko says it plans to install a greenhouse gas (GHG) decomposition unit at its Kawasaki, Japan manufacturing complex. The unit will enable the company to reduce GHG emissions by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Showa-Denko-Steps-up-Efforts-to-Reduce-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions_12469.html
June 16, 2008
A fire broke out on June 6 at Reliance Industries’ Nagothane, India complex, killing five workers and injuring more than 50, the company says. At CW’s press time, 42 people...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Five-Dead-in-Reliance-Plant-Fire_12470.html
June 16, 2008
Six people have died and 28 are sickened from a sulfuretted hydrogen leak at Quitan Fertilizer Plant at Anning, China, according to the local government. The gas leak was capped...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Six-Die-in-China-Chemical-Plant-Leak_12428.html
June 3, 2008
EPA says that recent samplings of soil collected from residential properties along the Tittabawassee River in Saginaw, MI, downstream from Dow Chemical’s Midland, MI facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/More-Dioxin-Found-Along-Saginaw-River-in-Michigan_12210.html
June 3, 2008
Menu Foods (Toronto) and other pet food manufacturers involved in the melamine-tainted pet food scandal last year have established a $24-million settlement fund to handle numerous law...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Settlement-Filed-Over-Melamine-Tainted-Pet-Food-Recall_12211.html
June 3, 2008
Solid waste recycler BioGold Fuels (Los Angeles) says it has formed a new subsidiary to produce organic chemicals made from processed municipal solid waste. The new unit, BioGold...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BioGold-Forms-Organic-Chemical-Unit_12230.html
June 2, 2008
The European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC; Brussels) has taken a more proactive approach in recent years to expanding its membership and pursuing its advocacy strategy...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-Association-Takes-a-Proactive-Approach_12248.html
May 7, 2008
Wal-Mart’s (Bentonville, AR) preferred chemicals program will focus on developing a hazard screening tool to analyze products for damage to humans and/or the environment, but the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Wal-Mart-Modifies-Preferred-Chemicals-Program_11745.html
April 29, 2008
Wal-Mart, CVS, and other major retailers recently announced they will stop selling baby bottles and other products made with bisphenol-A (BPA). The retailers’ decisions follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Retailers-Target-Products-Containing-Bisphenol-A_11599.html
April 28, 2008
Ineos says it has been informed by the Unite (London) trade union that up to 1,200 of the union’s members at Ineos’s Grangemouth, U.K. refining and petrochemical site...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Ineos-Grangemouth-U-K-Site-Faces-Strike_11629.html
April 28, 2008
A review of SEC filings shows that companies are doing a poor job of telling shareholders about market risks posed by certain products or ingredients, according to the Investor...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Investor-Group-Calls-for-More-Financial-Disclosure-of-Market-Risks_11634.html
April 25, 2008
Bayer has disclosed at its annual stockholders’ meeting in Cologne, Germany that it is making progress with its plan to further reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Bayer-Progresses-with-the-Implementation-of-its-Climate-Program_11566.html
April 21, 2008
Supplier discussions about the impact of Wal-Mart for many years has centered around the Wal-Mart “cost,” or the effort and efficiency gains required across the supply chain to meet the retailer’s tough price demands. Now Wal-Mart and other retailers are using their buying leverage in ways that create de facto sustainability, environmental, and regulatory standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Guarding-Against-Retail-Box-Out_11428.html
April 21, 2008
Officials from the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP), a European Union (EU) body, have embarked on a scheme to identify which energy-intensive industries in the EU might need...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/-Addresses-Competitiveness-Issues-Related-to-Emissions-Trading_11439.html
April 21, 2008
A fire broke out at a polypropylene (PP) plant at Budyennovsk, Russia on April 4 killing three workers and injuring a further three. The plant is operated by OOO Stavrolen, part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Fire-at-Russian-PP-Plant-Kills-Three_11440.html
April 18, 2008
The U.S. chemical industry has seen a new trend emerge on the regulatory front in recent years—the environmental initiatives of “big box” retailers and other downstream customers have become de facto regulatory requirements. This is a shift from the aggressive federal rules of the 1980s and 1990s that were the industry’s primary concern. Instead, retailers as well as individual states appear to be shaping environmental policy....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/The-New-Regulators-Retailers-and-States-Take-the-Lead_11464.html
April 18, 2008
Health care provider Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) says it will extend the Hippocratic oath beyond “first do no harm” by modifying its purchasing policies to include...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/First-Do-No-Harm-Health-Care-Groups-Align-in-Push-for-PVC-Alternatives_11466.html
April 8, 2008
DuPont says it has developed a shorter-chain alternative chemistry to C8-based fluorotelomers, which scientists say can degrade into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the body and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DuPont-Rolls-Out-C8-Free-Coating_11225.html
April 8, 2008
The public’s image of the chemical industry’s ethics slightly improved last year, according to a ranking released this month by advocacy group Covalence (Geneva). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Report-Industrys-Image-Rises-Slightly_11229.html
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