As a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Axiall Chlor Alkali and Derivatives is committed to the Responsible Care® initiative, a global initiative to improve environmental, health, safety and security performance.
Responsible Care Global Product Strategy
ACC's member companies are actively engaged with the Global Product Strategy (GPS) through ACC's participation in the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). GPS is a program created to improve product stewardship within the chemical industry and with suppliers and customers throughout the chain of commerce and is designed to meet United Nation's Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management. Companies engaged in GPS are committed to making relevant product stewardship information on chemicals in commerce publicly available. The product stewardship summaries listed on the right are Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives' contributions to that effort.
Identification of High Priority Chemicals
Axiall considers several factors when categorizing chemicals as high priority chemicals for completing risk characterizations. Axiall utilizes relevant available hazard information as well as information on potential exposure and risk associated with the use of each chemical by Axiall and the associated value chain.
Factors that were considered for categorizing chemicals as high priority:
Of primary importance:
- Chemicals with testing and/or risk evaluation work already completed or underway in response to current or impending regulatory scrutiny.
- Categories of chemicals of particular concern under national or regional regulatory programs; such as those listed as know carcinogens, mutagens, or substances that are toxic to reproduction.
- Chemicals with restricted uses or of particular concern under other international regulations or conventions.
Other relevant factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to:
- Whether the chemical could be classified as Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT).
- Whether and to what extent the chemical has potential for (significant) human exposure, especially when children and other sensitive subpopulations could be impacted.
- Whether and to what extent the chemical has a potential for significant environmental exposure when the chemicals are not regulated under a specific regime.
- Whether the chemical presents a significant acute hazard because it is highly flammable, corrosive, reactive, etc.
- Whether it is a high volume chemical.
- Whether and to what extent the chemical is a focus of increasing societal concern.
- Whether Axiall wants to make a chemical high priority for business or other purposes (new product or existing product in a new application).
- American Chemistry Council website
- Responsible Care website
Product Stewardship Summaries
- Caustic soda (liquid)
- Caustic soda (Mercury grade)
- PELS anhydrous caustic beads
- PELS PLUS anhydrous caustic
- Muriatic acid