We have been involved in Responsible Care® since its inception in 1988, and fully implemented the original six codes of practice in 1992.
Afton was fully compliant with the ACC security code a year ahead of the ACC requirement, and we have implemented RCMS® at our Richmond, VA headquarters, our Port Arthur, TX facility, and our Bedford Park, IL facility.
We have also implemented RC®-14001 at our Sauget, IL facility.
Responsible Care® Guiding Principles
The Responsible Care® Guiding Principles serve as the foundation for the RCMS initiative. The Guiding Principles commit ACC members and partner companies to continual performance improvement; responsiveness to public concerns about the industry's operations and products; and the ethical management of their operations.
The Responsible Care® Guiding Principles can be found on ACC's website.
Afton’s Responsible Care® Management System
Our commitment to continual improvement in the management of HSES performance across our entire value chain doesn’t end with ACC requirements.
Our internal RCMS is structured around the Policy-Plan-Do-Check-Act model, which provides an engine to drive performance and continual improvement.
Afton Chemical’s RCMS is implemented throughout the company based on ACC’s Technical Specifications. We conduct internal and external audits of our RC system annually to make sure they are in conformance with ACC’s relevant technical specifications. The system consists of the following sections:
Policy and Leadership (Policy)
Implementation, Operation and Accountability (Do)
Performance Measurement, Corrective Action and Preventive Action (Check)
Management Review (Act)
- Richmond, VA headquarters, Port Arthur, TX, and Bedford Park, IL facilities: RCMS:2008
- Sauget, IL facility: RC-14001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004
- Systems are re-certified every three years
Responsible Care® Performance Metrics
Afton Chemical reports our HSES performance against a set of uniform industry-wide metrics that measure individual company and industry performance.
These metrics identify areas for continual performance improvement and provide a means for communicating to the public our HSES performance via the ACC Responsible Care public website.
These metrics are a subset of those used by Afton Chemical to monitor and manage our performance in health, safety, environment, security, product risk and economics.
Afton Chemical's Responsible Care® Program Coordinator:
HSES Environmental Affairs Manager
330 South Fourth Street
Richmond, VA 23219