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May 21, 2012
Cefic released its first-ever sustainability report at a special event held recently at the EU parliament in Brussels. The main theme of the report is how the chemicals industry will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Cefic-Report-Details-Sustainability-Challenges_43642.html
April 30, 2012
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) have published an updated register of the releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EU-Updates-Pollution-Release-and-Transfer-Register_43104.html
April 26, 2012
Novozymes has joined the Maabjerg Energy Concept, a consortium which plans to build a biorefinery for generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat in western Denmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Novozymes-Partners-Danish-Biorefinery-Project_43003.html
April 20, 2012
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic, and several other European chemistry organizations, is reviewing its structure and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/SusChem-to-Align-with-EUs-$108-Billion-Innovation-Program_42864.html
April 10, 2012
By Ragnar Lofstedt, Professor and Director of the Kings Centre for Risk Management, Department of Geography King’s College London. Environmental organisations...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Risk-Communication-Comes-Under-Public-Pressure_42602.html
March 26, 2012
McDonald's Corp. has agreed to test market a switch from polystyrene to paper cups in 200 locations, primarily on the U.S. West Coast, after a group of shareholders urged the fast food...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/McDonalds-Tests-Phaseout-of-Polystyrene-in-Beverage-Containers_42288.html
March 13, 2012
U.K. prime minister David Cameron has backed Dow Chemical's role as a sponsor at this summer's Olympic Games, to be held in London. Cameron commented on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-K-Prime-Minister-Backs-Dows-Olympic-Sponsorship_41957.html
March 14, 2012
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and the Cluster of Engineering and Advanced Materials (EAM) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Erlangen, Germany) have announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Merck-KGaA-Forms-Collaboration-to-Develop-Materials-for-Energy-Efficient-Processes_41913.html
March 7, 2012
A new study following 1,619 people over 10 years shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA) subsequently were more likely to develop heart disease...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/10-year-Study-Links-Bisphenol-A-to-Future-Heart-Disease_41844.html
February 24, 2012
BASF has set a series of new environmental, health and safety goals for the group. One of its new goals is to increase energy efficiency - defined as the amount of products sold in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BASF-Targets-35-percent-Hike-in-Energy-Efficiency-by-2020_41574.html
February 23, 2012
Industry experts, including Tom Beil, v.p./quality and regulatory affairs at Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), say the fine chemical supply chain remains under threat from a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Pharma-Fine-Chemical-Supply-Chain-Under-Threat-update_41552.html
February 21, 2012
BASF says it plans to phase out the production and sale of lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014. The move follows the European Union’s (EU) evaluation of the substance under...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Reach-Legislation-Drives-BASF-to-Phase-Out-Lead-Chromate-by-2015_41493.html
January 26, 2012
A health and environment advocacy group has released a report calling for increased federal oversight of bisphenol A (BPA), detailing short- and long-term action on U.S. federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Report-Details-Action-Federal-Authorities-Can-Take-to-Regulate-BPA_40792.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 25, 2012
Solvay has created Solvay Energy Services, a new business selling expertise within the group and to third parties to optimize energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Solvay-Creates-Energy-Services-Business_40687.html
January 4, 2012
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has reached agreement with Israel's ministry of finance regarding ICL's cost and obligations for a Dead Sea salt harvesting project, and the level...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ICL-Reaches-Agreement-with-Israeli-Government-on-Dead-Sea-Salt-Harvesting-Project_40080.html
December 19, 2011
By Rui Cruz, Senior Manager for the Epoxy Process R&D group at The Dow Chemical Company, and Nahrain Kamber, Associate Scientist for Industrial Coatings R&D at Dow Coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Moving-Beyond-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-A-Sustainable-Future-Begins-Now_39895.html
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/The-End-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_39462.html
November 24, 2011
DSM says its Arnitel Eco family of partly bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) has been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification by the international sustainable design firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DSM-Polyester-Certified-as-Cradle-to-Cradle_39339.html
November 18, 2011
The chemical industry will maintain its spending of about €10 million ($13.4 million) over 2012 for its Long-range Research Initiative (LRI), a program to promote scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-Maintains-Spending-on-Long-range-Research-Initiative-LRI_39176.html
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