With the signature of the new Responsible Care® Global Charter for its petrochemical activities worldwide, Total has reaffirmed its support for the international initiative, which it first adhered to in 2006.
Responsible Care® is a voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry, run by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). Focused on responsible product stewardship across the life cycle, it also promotes the role of chemicals in improving quality of life and their contribution to achieving sustainable development. The Global Charter commits signatories to comply with and spread good management practices in the areas of hygiene, health, safety, environmental performance, stakeholder relations and security.
“As a leading global energy company and world-class petrochemical producer, we have an obligation to continuously improve, to more effectively anticipate and serve the needs of our customers and society. It is therefore our responsibility to set an example and encourage our business partners to make the same commitment to improvement,” commented Philippe Sauquet, President of Total Refining & Chemicals. “Engaging our petrochemical operations in the initiative actively demonstrates our determination to conduct our activities in accordance with the highest standards.”
The Refining & Chemicals segment encompasses the refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals businesses of Total, a leading international oil and gas company. Total Refining & Chemicals employs nearly 45,000 people worldwide. It is Europe’s top-ranked refiner and second-ranked petrochemical producer, with 14 refineries, 26 petrochemical plants and more than 110 specialty chemical production facilities around the world. Total Refining & Chemicals produces and provides customers with a broad array of petroleum products, base chemicals and polymers for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.