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Safety is our first priority, both the starting point and foundation for all aspects of our global business operations. Safe transport and storage of products, safe operational practices, and safe working conditions enable us to protect our employees, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment.
Operating a world-leading chemical distribution company requires a dedicated commitment to safety from every member of our team. Univar Solutions is proud of its safety record, and we continue to place daily emphasis on our companywide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) policy so that safety remains paramount for everyone.
Univar Solutions employs several methods for incorporating safety into our day-to-day operations. First, we adhere to all laws, regulations, and standards that govern our operations throughout the world. We continually seek to improve our processes, and sharpen our recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards. Second, we train and retrain our people to make safety the top priority as they carry out their roles and responsibilities.
Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s global initiative in which companies work together, through their national associations, to continually improve their EHS performance.
Univar Solutions adheres to the guiding principles of Responsible Care, as follows:
• Adherence to legal requirements
• Management of risk
• Maintenance of policies and documentation
• Provision of information
• Emergency response
• Commitment to ongoing improvements
• Community interaction
In North America, Univar Solutions is a member of the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors and the National Association of Chemical Distributors; both require strict adherence to responsible distribution codes and practices. Additionally, we are member of the American Chemistry Council.
In EMEA, Univar Solutions is a member of the European Association of Chemical Distributors, and has taken the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles one step further with the introduction of an internal site assessment program that incorporates adherence to EMEA-wide safety standards to enable the sharing of good practices. The introduction of this program has led to the achievement of industry-leading performance indicators.