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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.
  • Covestro embeds product safety, stewardship, and sustainability into everything we do and can be evidenced at the highest levels through our leadership goals which are cascaded throughout the entire organization: “… embed safety, sustainable thinking, compliant behavior, and product stewardship in our everyday work …”
  • Company position statement and charter on Responsible Care®.
    Responsible Care Policy.pdf
    Responsible Care Charter_signed-2016.pdf
  • 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.
  • Handling Products Responsibly on a Global Scale.
  • Safety data sheets for all of our products and general product
    declarations are available for download at
    www.productsafetyfirst.covestro.com.

Product Safety Code – Other Management Practices

  • Accountability and management

    Clearly established organizational accountability for product safety and stewardship. Product safety and stewardship are integral to business processes and employee expectations.

  • 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.

  • Product design and improvement

    A process that considers health, safety and environmental impacts in the innovation, design, development, and improvement of products, their manufacture, and uses.

  • Value chain communication, cooperation and outreach

    Processes to work with suppliers, customers and other value chain participants to foster product safety management and information exchange along the value chain, commensurate with risk.

  • Information sharing

    Publicly available product safety and stewardship information.

  • Performance assessment and continuous improvement

    Routine monitoring and assessment of product safety and stewardship, with processes in place to drive continuous performance improvement and implement corrective actions when needed.

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