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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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 7, 2008
Authorities in Australia have warned that four batches of AstraZeneca’s (AZ) blood-thinning drug heparin are contaminated. AZ is the latest in a series of companies, including...
April 4, 2008
Consumers have long been making their attitudes known about personal and corporate responsibility toward the environment through online blogs, but a new study shows that the online...
April 2, 2008
An ethylene leak caused a major fire at Ineos’s Cologne, Germany petrochemical complex on March 17. The leak occurred in the main ethylene pipeline at the complex, Ineos says. A...
April 1, 2008
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has released a video detailing the cause of the March 2005 BP Texas City, TX blast that killed 15 and injured...
March 18, 2008
Representative Albert Wynn (D., MD) has introduced legislation that would make permanent the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rules on chemical site security. The bill...
March 18, 2008
W.R. Grace will pay $250 million to reimburse the U.S. federal government for cleanup of asbestos contamination at Grace’s former Libby, MT vermiculite mine, according to a deal...
March 18, 2008
Nalco says it has established a research center that will focus on developing air pollution control technologies for heavy metals, carbon emissions, and acid rain. Researchers at...
March 18, 2008
A continuous drive to improve security in the post 9/11 era has been a major industry focus, but some chemical makers point to a “gray zone” in which some small firms that...
March 18, 2008
Potentially lethal contaminated batches of the blood-thinning drug heparin have been discovered on the market in Germany. Producers have recalled heparin supplies from the German...
March 25, 2008
BASF says it has become the first company to integrate its financial, environmental and social performance reports in a single publication. The report for full year 2007, which the...
March 25, 2008
U.K. chemical industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it plans to introduce a series of measures that should rejuvenate the Responsible Care program in...
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