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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
October 24, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38506.html
October 12, 2011
Recycling airport de-icer, comprised mostly of propylene glycol (PG), rather than cleaning it in a wastewater treatment plant, reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40%-50%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Recycling-De-Icer-Cuts-Carbon-Emissions_38246.html
October 10, 2011
Video interview with Catherine T. Hunt, director/innovation sourcing and sustainable technologies for Dow Chemical on Dow Chemical's hopes and plans for the International Year of Chemistry...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dow-Chemical-Outlines-its-Vision-for-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-video-interview_38154.html
October 7, 2011
Neil Hawkins, v.p./sustainability and environment, health & safety, for Dow Chemical explains how the company is developing collaborations as part of its strategy to advance scientific research....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Solving-Global-Challenges-through-Collaboration-with-Tomorrows-Leaders_38158.html
October 6, 2011
A survey of 50 European Union (EU) policy makers commissioned by Cefic shows that 84% of respondents either agree or somewhat agree “that there is a general perception of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Survey-EU-Industry-Reputation-a-Problem-Hard-Choices-Lie-Ahead_37972.html
October 3, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting has once again broken attendance records. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom Crotty, opening the 45th EPCA annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPCA-Attracts-Record-Attendance-International-Year-of-Chemistry-High-on-the-Agenda_37994.html
September 28, 2011
Monsanto says it has acquired Beeologics (Miami), a developer of naturally-occuring products that control pests and promote health for beneficial insects such as bees....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Monsanto-Buys-Bee-Health-Firm_37915.html
September 21, 2011
Carbon emissions reporting practices in the global materials sector, which includes chemicals, are about in line with norms across industry, according to a new report by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Materials-Sector-Carbon-Disclosure-Practices-Near-Global-Norms_37731.html
September 8, 2011
Both ACC and Socma called for the extension of the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law this week, nothing that the tenth anniversary of the September 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACC-and-Socma-Call-For-CFATS-Extension_37476.html
September 8, 2011
DSM has been rated as the world's most sustainable chemical company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third year running. The annual rating was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/DSM-Tops-Dow-Jones-Sustainability-Index-for-Third-Year-Running_37459.html
September 8, 2011
European Commission vice president Antonio Tajani and Cefic president Georgio Squinzi, gave a joint press conference today to mark the opening of a four-day exhibition within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/European-Commission-Chemical-Industry-Relations-Strengthen-Sustainability-Is-Common-Goal-update-with-video_37411.html
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