ABIQUIM is an acronym for Associação Brasileira da Indústria Química, which can be translated into English as the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association. O programa contém informações do Manual de Emergências do Pró-Química da ABIQUIM – Associação Brasileira da Industria Química e funciona nos. The source to elaborate this Manual is ABNT standards, with rare exceptions informed Abiquim: Associação Brasileira da Indústria Química. XXb.
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These 8 “Fundamental Features” do not impose requirements on national programs, but rather serve as guidelines that help shape each national initiative. A formal Commitment to a set of guiding principles on behalf of each company, e. The commitment document presents the basic components of the initiative, defines obligations and sets annual targets to be met by member companies. A “Certificate of Commitment” is sent to members, reinforcing the value of the decision.
Following ICCA’s recommendations, the use of the title and the logo is not allowed in association to any product or product-related advertising. A series of Codes, Guidance Notes and Checklists to assist companies to implement the commitment.
In January they were sent to member companies. The guides allow for continuous updating.
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An “Implementation Manual” was produced in Oct. It contains the basic information needed to successfully introduce the program in member companies.
The progressive development of indicators against which improvements in performance can be measured. An ongoing process of communications on health, safety and environmental matters with interested parties outside the industry.
Presently, 5 regional and more than 30 local CACs exist. At the local level, many companies hold “open door” days and other public outreach initiatives, some of which have been going on for quite some time.
Forums in which companies can share views and exchange experiences in implementing the commitment. To deal specifically with Responsible Care, two new committees were created in Since then, they are responsible for developing and coordinating the initiative. Brazil is a large country with numerous industrial areas housing plants. It is of fundamental importance that Responsible Care reaches every unit of every member company.
To promote this involvement, 10 Local Cells networks have been established. Besides this, the Cells have hosted other related events and courses. After this one, seven others were organized, covering the most important and timely themes, with an attendance of more than people per year coming from industry as well as from the various interested parties.
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Systematic procedures to verify the implementation of the measurable or practical elements of Responsible Care by member companies. This self-evaluation process started in and companies have since been sending their data on all the 7 Codes. They also report data related to performance indicators on health, safety and environment of their operations and products. Third-party verification is considered very important to give transparency to the results obtained by the industry.
VerificAR is, basically, a management systems audit process conducted by a team of verifiers from certification companies, community members and professionals from ABIQUIM’s members other than the one being verified.
The program is open to chemical carriers, chemical distributors, chemical emergency responders and chemical waste treatment companies. The Partnership Program is a big success.
Management Practices arranged within a management system approach. The same approach has been taken to review the Management Practices. A new group of Practices has been crafted to fit into a Management Systems approach instead of the existing Codes abiqumi.
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Actually, the new Practices are going beyond the old ones in terms of coverage new issues added and depth more demanding. The new VerificAR will keep the same audit team composition professional auditors, community members and member company professionals but their work will be facilitated by the introduction of pre-verification information that companies will be asked to provide in advance to ABIQUIM.
Management Practices arranged in Codes. Clear alignment with other references.
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Restricted to health, safety and environment. Verification system VerificAR non certifiable.
Verification system fully integrated and certifiable.