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Understanding public concerns about the safety of chemicals, our product safety policy reflects a commitment to high operational standards. A rigorous and consistent approach is focused on testing and evaluating the risk of new and modified chemical products — their manufacture, use and disposal. Results, characterizing any risks and specifying proper management, are clearly communicated to customers, third parties and the public, where appropriate and required.
To improve product performance, we regularly review and adopt new technologies. And, to help ensure the safety of people and the environment, we consistently use new, scientific information in manufacturing and marketing our chemical products.
Our approach is to comply with all government laws, rules and regulations, and apply responsible standards where laws and regulations do not exist. Advocating for scientifically-based chemical regulations, we supported the passage and implementation of REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals - in Europe, and work with the ACC to improve and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the United States.
As part of our approach to product safety, we support the Global Product Strategy (GPS) developed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). Its aim is to improve product stewardship within the chemical industry and with customers across the value chain. As part of this initiative we have developed and made available product safety summaries to the public.
Being able to rely on consistent quality, safe products are the key for customers. Quality is a foundation of our business. Through our Global Product Quality Management System (GPQMS) customers can be assured that we strive to deliver consistent high-quality products every time.