Environmental Health and Safety
Dow Corning strives to be one of the most respected companies in the
chemical industry for our concern for the environment, employee and community
health and welfare, our safety performance, and our active support of
regulatory systems like REACH
and the American
Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® program, which serves as the
framework for our Guiding Principles
(PDF). These systems guide our focus on
our environmental impact as a company as we responsibly create
products, processes and technologies that meet environmental and social needs.
Our employees around the globe are committed to these goals as reflected in
our Environment, Health & Safety, Security and Quality
Through continual investment in Environment, Health &
Safety (EH&S) management systems, Dow Corning has achieved a global
environmental ISO14001 registration
(PDF) and a multi-site RC14001 certificate of registration(PDF), which includes our corporate
headquarters. We're using our eco-innovation model and
principles to help conserve precious natural resources, reduce waste and
increase use of renewable energy materials. Learn more about Dow Corning's
commitment to act responsibly in our own operations to protect the environment
on our Sustainability web page.
Safety is one of the core values that drive our
business decisions. In the firm belief that Safe work IS our job, we
focus on preventing accidents, eliminating their root causes, and managing
chemicals responsibly throughout their life cycles. We work to
ensure our products and services are safe, effective and their intended
uses are accurately described, consistent with the principles of Responsible Care®.
Product Stewardship is one example of our Responsible Care®
commitment, and can be demonstrated by the Product Risk
Characterization, Prioritization, Management and Communication processes we
have put in place. Customers can access a selection of the most frequently
requested Product EH&S
Information to download for their own use.
Read the 2013
Dow Corning Sustainability Report.