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RC (Responsible Care)
Activities undertaken by the chemical industry by which manufacturers and handlers of chemical substances, under the principle of self-determination and individual responsibility,conduct self-management of environmental and safety issues surrounding aspects of chemical substances,from development through disposal.
ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations)
RCLG (Responsible Care Leadership Group)
HPV (High Production Volume) Chemicals
An OECD program for collecting and evaluating SIDS (Screening Information Data Set) on chemical substances whose production volume exceeds 1000 tons per country.
For details, please refer to page 21
LRI (Long-range Research Initiative)
A voluntary long-term plan to study the effects of chemical substances on health, safety, and the environment, one of ICCAユs most crucial agendas. For details, please refer to page 22
JCIA (Japan Chemical Industry Association)
RC Committee (Responsible Care Committee)
An organization established within JCIA in 1995 for the promotion of RC in Japan.
RCAP (Responsible Care Asia Pacific Conference)
An annual event that started in 1995 in Hong Kong
PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Resister)
A PRTR is an environmental database or inventory of potentially harmful release to air, water and soil as well as wastes transported off site for treatment and disposal.
SDS (Safety Data Sheet)
A safety data sheet for chemical products, SDS, gives information on various aspects of these chemical products (substances or preparations) concerning EHS protections. The SDS supplies for these aspects, basic knowledge of the chemical products and gives recommendations on protective measures and emergency actions.
NOx (Nitrogen Oxides)
SOx (Sulfur Oxides)
COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)
BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)
COP3 (3rd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Kyoto)
A conference to determine each country's acceptable quantities of CO2 and other substances released into environment for global warming.
Yellow Card
Common name for the Emergency Response Card on transportation of toxic and hazardous materials.