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Accountability and Management

Clearly established organizational accountability for product safety and stewardship. Product safety and stewardship are integral to business processes and employee expectations.
  • Covestro-wide global core process devoted to Product Safety and Stewardship that is audited externally. This process has training modules established with real-world examples that are updated once per year and required for all Covestro employees.
  • Product stewards have job descriptions that include accountability towards product safety and stewardship.
  • Cross-functional Product Stewardship team established with all business and organizational units established. This team is responsible to cascade information to their sub-groups across the organization.
  • Company-wide goals centering on product stewardship and sustainability cascaded throughout the entire organization.

Product Safety Code – Other Management Practices

  • Leadership commitment

    Senior leadership commitment to a culture of product safety and stewardship. Each company’s senior leadership demonstrates clear commitment through their words, policies and actions throughout their organization and in external communications.

  • Prioritization of products

    A risk-based process that considers available hazard and exposure information to prioritize products in need of further evaluation.

  • Product information

    A process to develop and maintain information on safety, health and environmental hazards, intended uses and exposures for new and existing products to support risk characterization and product safety management.

  • Risk characterization

    A process for the characterization of product risks based on information collected on hazards, intended uses, and exposures associated with the stages of a product’s lifecycle.

  • Product safety management

    A process to identify, implement, document and communicate health, safety and environmental measures to manage risk so that products can be safely used for their intended purposes.

  • Management of new information

    A process to identify and evaluate new information that may trigger changes to risk characterizations and product safety management actions. Such triggers include significant new product safety and stewardship information, including hazard, use and exposure information.

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