MUMBAI, India – Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. was recently awarded the Responsible Care® logo by the Indian Chemical Council (ICC). Dr. Deepak Parikh, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, accepted the plaque from Yogesh Kothari, President of the ICC.

Accepting this recognition, Parikh said, “We strongly believe that sustainability among the specialty chemical companies is an important qualifier for continued long-term economic success. For us at Clariant, we are convinced that Responsible Care is a combination of safer products, people, processes and environment. It is a very vital program that contributes to sustainable development. Incorporating responsible working attitude is a continuous journey for us. Environment, safety and occupational health are the pivots for any successful and responsible organization. Our people and their commitment to ESHA is the key for us to keep the responsible care flag flying high going forward.”

ICC has set up a two-stage process to award the logo to member companies. The first stage involves submission of ESHA data, compliance status updates of each code and a signed Responsible Care commitment. The second stage involves audits at each site within the first year of receiving the logo.