The Importance of Responsible Chemical Management

Published 23rd April 2019

On March 21st 2019 a catastrophic explosion took place, at a pesticide manufacturing facility in Yangcheg (Jiangsu Province) China. It is claimed that more than 60 people were killed and over 600 injured. The incident, now under investigation, resulted in an explosion so severe, seismologically a small earthquake was detected.

Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters via The Guardian (2019)

It is thought that the blast was derived from a fire near a benzene storage area. However, until the investigation is complete the cause is merely speculation. Nevertheless, the disastrous impacts of this and similar events, emphasises the importance of responsible chemical management particularly in areas such as handling and storage.

 

How can your business develop responsible chemical management?

The Chem-MAP® system offers various programmes spanning the textile, leather and synthetics supply chains:

Within each Chem-MAP® programme a chemical management audit is offered. These audits (both on-site and remote) are representative of the company’s role within the supply chain and addresses stewardship practices, responsibilities, policies and procedures in place to manage hazardous chemicals.

 

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Discuss how you can start your journey towards responsible chemical management today. Speak to one of our chemical experts via email to info@chem-map.com, call +44 (0)1604 679999 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page.

Cover photograph at top: Dense smoke rises from the Tianjiayi chemical plant after an explosion occurred. Photographer: Imaginechina via AP Photo

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