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Corporate Social Responsibility: Regulators Push for a New Level of Cooperation

8:02 AM MDT | June 15, 2009 | ALEX SCOTT in Geneva and Helsinki

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is urging chemical companies to become active participants in international chemical safety and sustainability programs. The aim is for industry to provide a greater level of financing and to be more proactive in handling hazardous chemicals. Governments worldwide are already participating in international programs to ensure that the sustainable use of chemicals is also on the rise, UNEP says. Developing countries, in particular, are pressing for improved management of pollution from stockpiles of old chemicals...

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