International Council of Chemical Associations

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The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the trade association of the global chemical industry. Its members are both regional trade associations like CEFIC or the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, and also national associations including the American Chemistry Council.

According to its own figures, ICCA represents chemical companies which account for more than 75% of the global production capacities, making more than $1.6 tn in revenues each year.

ICCA is the steward of Responsible Care, a voluntary scheme to improve chemical safety among its members. Responsible Care was launched by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada in 1985. At the 2006 International Conference on Chemicals Management, Responsible Care was extended through a Global Product Strategy and a Global Charter. ref,Responsible CareWikipedia-W.svg

GPS Chemicals Portal

ICCA has established the GPS Chemicals Portal to provide the public with easy access to science-based, reliable information on chemicals. The GPS Safety Summaries contained on the Portal provide the most relevant product safety information from companies on the chemical products they manufacture in a language that non-specialists will find easy to understand.

To date, more than 4,500 GPS Safety Summaries are available on the GPS Chemicals Portal, and ICCA member companies continue to post summaries to the site. Establishing a base set of information and publishing GPS Safety Summaries for their chemicals in commerce is part of the GPS commitment of ICCA member companies – and part of the chemical industry's commitment to transparency.