Responsible Care®

Responsible Care® Initiative 

One of Afton Chemical’s core values is to conduct all of our operations in a manner that protects our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.  As part of our commitment, we support the guiding principles of Responsible Care®.  


Responsible Care® is a global initiative of the chemical industry to improve health, safety, environmental and security performance. Details about the Responsible Care program can be found on the websites of ACC (American Chemistry Council) and ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations). Afton is a founding member of Responsible Care, having been involved since it started in the U.S. in 1988. We have implemented Responsible Care management systems at all our U.S. manufacturing sites and our headquarters. Click to download Afton's Responsible Care® policy

Our president signed the declaration of support to the Responsible Care Global Charter, making our commitment global across all our operations & activities worldwide.  Consequently, we have RC14001® Certified Management Systems at all U.S. facilities (manufacturing, R&D and headquarters).  We have also implemented  ISO 14001 management systems at all international manufacturing and R&D facilities, with a minimum of ISO 14001 everywhere.

Afton’s Responsible Care® Management System

Our commitment to continual improvement in the management of EHS3 performance across our entire value chain doesn’t end with ACC/ICCA requirements.

Our internal management system is structured around the Plan-Do-Check-Act model, which provides an engine to drive performance and continual improvement. 

Afton’s management system is implemented throughout the company based on the RC Guiding Principles. We conduct internal and external audits of our management systems annually to make sure they are in conformance with the relevant standards.  

Afton Gains New ISO 14001 and RC14001 Certifications

Over the past year, the EHS team at Afton has been preparing and updating our management systems to meet these new requirements, by revising processes and procedures including our Responsible Care policy. In May 2017 these efforts were completed successfully and Afton received new ISO 14001 and RC14001 certificates to the 2015 standards, applicable to all U.S. operations. Not only is this a notable achievement in its own right, but our teamwork enabled us to complete the recertification process a full year ahead of the assigned deadline. Click here to read more.

Our Certifications

  • Sauget, IL: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Richmond, VA headquarters: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Richmond Research & Development: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Ashland VA,  Technical Center: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Houston, TX: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Port Arthur, TX: RC14001 / ISO 14001
  • Feluy, Belgium: ISO 14001
  • Rio de Janero: ISO 14001
  • Suzhou, China: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Bracknell, U.K.: ISO 14001 

Responsible Care®; Performance Metrics

Afton Chemical reports our EHS3 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 EHS3 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 globally in health, safety, environment, security and product risk.

For more information on Afton’s Responsible Care program, please contact:

Karen Carter, Director EHS3, Responsible Care Coordinator
Afton Chemical Corporation
Phone: +1-804-788-5758
Email:  [email protected]

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