Our customers put our products (Lubrizol additives and ingredients) into their final products, which make their way onto store shelves, into industrial equipment and in vehicles for transportation. We test our products for safety. Likewise, government regulations and our customers require that our products be checked to ensure they are in compliance with global chemical-control laws. We have a product compliance management system in place to implement best practices. This gives us the ability to enhance our global regulatory compliance and hazard communication services for our customers, employees and communities where we do business.
Lubrizol’s innovative approach to product safety assessment was recognized with the Responsible Care® Product Safety Award at the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) 2019 Responsible Care and Sustainability Conference. The Product Safety Award recognizes member companies that have excelled at driving continuous improvement in chemical product safety.
Lubrizol’s Product Safety Heat Map Process and Tool enables a new way to keep ahead of vast amounts of complex and ever-changing data as we assess the safety of our products. The process and substance “heat map” – a visual representation of data that is fully interactive – allows for an integrated risk approach combining business and regulatory impact. Using the heat map, we can identify possible action, develop alternative chemistries, respond to regulatory concerns and communicate issues to our stakeholders much more quickly and efficiently.
For more information, visit the American Chemistry Council’s press release: Chemical Industry Leaders Honored For Exemplary Environmental, Health, Safety Initiatives
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) is Europe's newest compliance regulation. It requires manufacturers and importers to generate data for at least 30,000 substances in European commerce. To support REACH, we completed the registration phase of all eligible substances and have established business processes to manage all aspects of this far-reaching legislation.
Lubrizol's Standards of Care - the best policies, procedures and practices that we uphold at our worldwide operations - define Lubrizol's requirements for safety procedures and guidelines. Beyond those are Lubrizol's Elements of Excellence, which are superior practices in safety, health, the environment and security. The goals for these Elements of Excellence:
At Lubrizol, security extends far beyond closed gates, locked doors and security badges. You'll find our approach to be not only comprehensive, but proactive. We are proud of the commitments made and efforts taken to keep Lubrizol safe and secure. Highlights include:
Lubrizol realizes the importance of maintaining cleaner, healthier environments for future generations. The solution includes preventing pollution using the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. By not producing waste in the first place, Lubrizol saves money. Plus, waste that's never generated doesn't require treated or disposal. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations is considered the minimum for any Lubrizol facility. Even better:
Process safety involves preventing catastrophic releases of hazardous materials that could result in serious employee injury or fatality. Lubrizol works hard to prevent process safety incidents at every facility by:
Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the International Council of Chemical Associations.