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February 19, 2008
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) says it has launched an investigation into the January 14th death of a worker at BP’s Texas City facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/CSB-Investigates-BP-Safety-Procedures-in-Texas-City-Worker-Fatality_10366.html
February 19, 2008
Chemical shippers are not likely to get a break this year from high freight costs amid higher fuel prices and tighter safety and security regulations, said speakers at CW’s 13th...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/CW-Conference-Transportation_10367.html
January 28, 2008
The European Commission has fined Bayer and Zeon (Tokyo) a combined €34 million ($50 million) for conspiring to fix the price of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) between 2000 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Bayer-Fined-Again-for-Fixing-Rubber-Prices_10035.html
January 22, 2008
An explosion and fire at a sulfuric acid plant at Kunming, China on January 13 killed seven of the plant’s employees and injured 32, reports say. Seven of the injured are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Blast-at-China-Plant-Kills-Seven_9891.html
January 14, 2008
Dozens of residents of Endicott, NY have filed a lawsuit against IBM seeking compensation for damages allegedly caused by an underground plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Residents-Sue-IBM-Over-TCE_9712.html
January 14, 2008
EPA has terminated negotiations with Dow Chemical that were aimed at developing a plan for cleaning up dioxins and furans from waterways near Dow’s Midland, MI facility. Dow and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPA-Terminates-Dow-Midland-Cleanup-Talks_9723.html
December 12, 2007
Monsanto says it has joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the first legally binding emissions trading program in the U.S. for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. As part...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Monsanto-Joins-CO2-Trading-Program_9279.html
December 10, 2007
A press release claiming to be written by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP; Washington) was distributed to the media last Monday saying that the group was calling for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Activist-Group-Impersonates-USCAP_9322.html
December 10, 2007
Companies that have adopted ACC’s Responsible Care program or Socma’s ChemStewards program are seeking advice on how most effectively to combine the new U.S. Department of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Fine-Tuning-Stewardship-Programs_9323.html
October 30, 2007
ACC has launched two new television commercials aimed at raising employee and public awareness of the industry’s contribution to consumer products and technology. The ads are the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACC-Launches-Next-Phase-of-Essential2-Ad-Campaign_8553.html
October 2, 2007
The United Steelworkers Union (USW; Pittsburgh) members at BASF’s Geismar, LA site have asked the company to amend BASF’s proposed contract terms that would give new hires...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Union-Seeks-New-Contract-with-BASF_7974.html
October 1, 2007
The diversity of multinationals' workforces is an important resource that should be used to greater advantage, Rob Routs, executive director/downstream at Royal Dutch Shell, said in the keynote address opening the 41st EPCA annual meeting in Berlin today....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPCA-2007-Embracing-Diversity_8059.html
September 21, 2007
Socma’s legislative priorities for the rest of this year include boosting funding for biofuels R&D, increasing FDA oversight of pharmaceutical ingredient imports, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Socma-to-Lobby-for-Better-R-and-D-Funding-and-Imports-Oversight_7788.html
September 14, 2007
U.S. recalls of products containing counterfeit ingredients from China in the past six months have raised concerns over the safety and quality of imports from the region. Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-S-Product-Recalls-Prompt-Some-Shutdowns-in-China_7614.html
September 14, 2007
Researchers at Gothenburg University (Gothenburg, Sweden), led by Joakim Larsson, have identified pharmaceuticals, some at levels unprecedented anywhere in the world, in wastewater...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Study-Finds-Significant-Pollution-from-Indian-Pharma-Producers_7621.html
September 14, 2007
Weaver Popcorn (Indianapolis) says it has switched to a popcorn flavoring that does not contain diacetyl, an ingredient that some suspect causes respiratory problems in workers at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Popcorn-Maker-Eliminates-Diacetyl-in-Flavorings-Amid-Possible-Bans_7636.html
September 11, 2007
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that for the first time in several years the number of workers employed by the chemical industry in Germany has stopped...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/-German-Chemical-Industry-Employment-Stops-Falling_7655.html
September 7, 2007
Socma says its membership has reached 290, a 7% increase over 2005, when it dropped ACC’s Responsible Care program and replaced it with ChemStewards, its own environment, health...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Socmas-Membership-Reaches-10-Year-High_7485.html
September 7, 2007
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI; New Delhi), the investigating police agency of the Indian government, says it has conducted searches at seven locations in six Indian cities...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Indian-Investigators-Raid-Dow-Subsidiary_7431.html
September 5, 2007
An explosion on August 12 killed one worker at the Tomsk, Russia manufacturing complex of Tomskneftekhim, a Sibur (Moscow) subsidiary. Two other workers were hospitalized. The blast...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Deadly-Blast-Rocks-Sibur-Plant_7477.html
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