Environmental awareness of industry’s activities is higher now than it has ever been. As an industry, BSEF has made great progress in improving environmental performance under the tenets of Responsible Care®, a global voluntary commitment to the safe and environmentally sound management of chemicals worldwide.
Product Stewardship is becoming increasingly recognised as "the responsible and ethical management of the health, safety and environmental aspects of a product throughout its total life cycle." By defining and pursuing common goals throughout the supply chain, the chemical industry believes it can be beneficial at all levels. No company operates in isolation. All parties involved in the production, handling, use and disposal of chemicals have a shared responsibility to ensure their safe management and use.