Responsible Care

RESPONSIBLE CARE is the voice of the chemical industry around the world.
This is an initiative and voluntary committment to continuous improvement of the safety, health and environment during the production processes and through the manufactured products for the benefit of the entire society.

RESPONSIBLE CARE represents considerable contribution of the chemical industry to sustainable development, which is part of the United Nations Global Compact.
After RESPONSIBLE CARE was launched in Canada in 1984 (it started as a commitment to protect the environment from large-scale processing of timber into cellulose), in the USA in 1988, in Great Britain in 1989, and on a large scale in Europe since 1990, nowadays it is an initiative developed by chemical associations in 53 countries around the world.

As a company trading in chemical products, Agria S.A. joined the initiative in 2004 and thereby made a commitment to work for:

  • Continuous improvement of the care for safety, health and the environment as well as for the quality of its technologies, processes and products over their entire life cycle so as to decrease or avoid harm to people and the environment;
  • Use resources efficiently and minimise waste;
  • Report openly to the public on performance, achievements and the risk associated with the production processes and the products;
  • Cooperation with government and non-government organizations in the development and implementation of effective regulations and standards;
  • Provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.

The policy of Agria S.A. under the Responsible Care initiative is a commitment to continuously improve staff health and safety as well as of the environmental protection.

RESPONSIBLE CARE is both an ethic and a commitment that seeks to build trust in an industry that works to improve living standards and quality of life with its production.