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Responsible Care at 20

11:27 AM MDT | July 14, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The Responsible Care program, born in Canada in 1987, was first implemented in the U.S. in 1988 at a time when public perception of the chemical industry stood at an all-time low, according to executives involved in the program’s early years. In 1988, the U.S. program began with a $250,000 budget and a staff of three, and few envisioned the multimillion-dollar program it has become, executives say. Now, as firms consider how Responsible Care should evolve during the next 20 years, current events have turned the spotlight on new concerns, including global...

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