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Sibur joins Responsible Care program

11:21 AM MST | January 30, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Dmitry Konov, Sibur's CEO; and Viktor Ivanov, president of the Russian Chemists Union, have signed an agreement for Sibur to join the Responsible Care program, Sibur announced today. "The global Responsible Care initiative has found support among major...


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American Cleaning Institute launches sustainability charter

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ICCA Calls for Stronger Global Cooperation on Chemicals Management

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Bhopal Site Shows Few Signs of Care

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Rethinking Responsible Care

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