VCH: Annual Report of the Responsible Care-programme 2015

As part of the dialogue with the public, the Responsible Care Programme of the VCH allows for the industry, via its trade association, to submit an annual account to interested third parties, of the „indicators for measuring performance". 

Here is an overview of the most important statements: 

In April 2015, 70 companies participated in the RC-programme of the VCH.

Of the 139 operational plants covered, 47 of these locations have their own warehouse with filling operations. In these 47 operational sites with their own warehouse and filling facilities, 2,341 million tonnes of chemicals were transshipped. Here, 46 accidents occurred. This represents an accident for every 44,000 tonnes of liquid chemicals handled in 2014.

The number of accidents at work requiring notification was 112 last year. Only 22 of the 112 had a chemical industry-specific context.  

For the 25 companies who run their own vehicle fleet (in total 284 HGV), there were 43 road traffic accidents in 2014. In comparison with the total number of kilometres travelled, 17 million km., this corresponds to an accident every 395,000 km.

Here are the detailled information about the VCH annual report of the Responsible Care-programme.

Your contact for Responsible Care:

Heike König
Tel: +49-511 87803 - 164