Responsible Care and Global Product Strategy
Responsible Care and the Global Product Strategy (GPS), two initiatives launched by the chemical industry, aim at enhancing the safe use of chemicals at company level. Both initiatives include elements such as worker training and equipment maintenance that are crucial tor successful Chemical Leasing projects.
Although Chemical Leasing, as a preventive, service-based business model, goes beyond the industry initiatives, it is evident that a successful Chemical Leasing project also fulfils Responsible Care and GPS requirements, and that synergies in both directions are possible. Moreover, it is clearly in the industry’s interest to support Chemical Leasing along with Responsible Care and GPS, as the implementation of Chemical Leasing projects and sustainability criteria can raise the visibility of the industry initiatives, highlight companies’ commitment to the safe management of chemicals, and pave the way for future Chemical Leasing projects.