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May 18, 2011
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and the European Commission, this week has set out a new plan to bring innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/SusChem-Seeks-Public-Partnerships-to-Promote-Sustainable-Chemistry_34911.html
April 21, 2011
As the Responsible Care program approaches its 25th anniversary, it needs to update itself to meet new and growing challenges, said speakers and attendees at ACC's Responsible Care...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Responsible-Care-New-Ways-Forward-updated-with-video_34286.html
April 14, 2011
Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-14_34117.html
April 14, 2011
 A group of government ministers from countries around the world including Germany, Japan, U.K. and the U.S. have agreed to adopt only a limited number of the potential options to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Government-Ministers-Yet-to-Commit-100-percent-to-Carbon-Capture_34083.html
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Is-Too-Safe-Even-Possible_34059.html
April 11, 2011
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva) has introduced a guide to enhance business understanding of the value of natural resources, including fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. WBCSD’s guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) will enable firms to explicitly account for the full value of ecosystem impacts and inputs, including the benefits derived from ecosystems as well as the costs associated with their loss, the group says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Sustainability-Council-Launches-Business-Guide-to-Ecosystem-Valuation_33992.html
April 11, 2011
U.K. industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it is progressing well with its initiative to bring companies together from along the supply chain to agree on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Seeks-Consensus-on-Nanomaterials_34047.html
April 7, 2011
Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa says it has begun collaborating with enzymes developer Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and CO2 Solutions (Quebec, Canada), a carbon capture technology company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Codexis-Codevelops-Carbon-Capture-Process-for-Aluminum-Manufacture_33999.html
March 29, 2011
Rhodia says it has introduced a new range of solvents derived from renewable raw materials. The company’s Augeo SL 191 solvent is derived from glycerin. It is has been designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Rhodia-Introduces-Greener-Solvent_33798.html
March 29, 2011
Increasing pressure from global industry customers such as Philips, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Walmart is spurring leading chemical companies to manage risks better and ensure their supply chains are more sustainable....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Corporate-Social-Responsibility_33690.html
March 25, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry continues to be significantly adversely affected by the recent earthquake. CW's journalists are following any reports of shortages of certain materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-up-March-25_33757.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 24, 2011
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU; Cleveland, OH) say they have developed a low cost catalyst made from carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution that equals the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Weekly-Industry-Innovation-Round-up-March-24_33688.html
March 20, 2011
For years public perception of the chemical industry has been focused more on perceived risks to human health and the environment than on industry’s contribution toward improving...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/The-Start-of-an-Era_33408.html
March 16, 2011
Senator Bob Casey (D., PA) has reintroduced legislation that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use in the process hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Casey-Reintroduces-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_33490.html
March 14, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels), as part of the activities for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, has launched a video to show how chemistry is used many...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/IYC-EPCA-Launches-Official-Video-to-Attract-Young-People-to-Chemistry-video_33257.html
March 7, 2011
Are you “overwhelmed by the number of eco-labels and certifications in the marketplace?” asks BASF. If you are, then the company’s eco-label directory, introduced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BASF-Introduces-Eco-label-Directory_33232.html
February 28, 2011
Dow is allocating $100 million to further internal projects that will increase the energy efficiency of the company's operations and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Dow-to-Allocate-Energy-Efficiency-Project-Funding_33111.html
February 28, 2011
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EU-Opens-Repository-for-Nanomaterials_32911.html
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