Responsible Care

Responsible Care –sustainability programme. Our commitment to sustainability.

Responsible Care is the sustainability programme of the chemical industry. In Finland it has been in action for a whopping 30 years, that is a reason to celebrate! During those 30 years accidents have been reduced by 91%, energy consumption by 20%, water consumption by 51% and greenhouse gas emissions by 28%. In the Responsible Care programme, corporate responsibility is based on strong interaction and clear goals.

Central themes of the Responsible Care programme include

  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Sustainability and safety of production and products
  • Well-being of the work community
  • Open interaction and co-operation

The development of companies’ corporate responsibility work is supported through co-operation in networks and development projects. The results of corporate responsibility work are monitored through indicator data collected annually. In total, more than 60 countries around the world participate in the Responsible Care programme. In Finland, 98 companies have committed to the programme, representing some 80 % of all production in the chemical industry and some 60 % of its employees.

Responsible Care progress facts and figures 2021

The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland coordinates the implementation of the programme in Finland. Members participating in the monitoring and development of the programme include The Industrial Union, Trade Union Pro and the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN).


Responsible Care celebrates 30 years in Finland

Responsible Care was implemented in Finland in 1992. To celebrate these 30 years we are organizing workshops in Responsible Care companies to set the tone for the programme's future: where will we be in 2030? Responsible Care's birthyear has also gotten its own look (as seen above) that commemorates the programme's commitment to sustainability.

Programme implementation is coordinated by The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. The Industrial Union, Trade Union Pro and the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff participate in programme monitoring and development.

Follow the celebrations on social media: #RC30fi 


Johanna Pentjärvi
Senior Advisor, Responsibility
Responsible Care, Climate Neutral Chemistry, sustainable product policy

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