Lanka Responsible Care Council

The chemical industry’s commitment to sustainability

Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, enhance security, and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes.

‘Lanka Responsible care Council (LRCC)’ was initiated as a voluntary Association with the blessings of National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) and New Zealand Responsible Care Council in 2012. LRCC is the sole national trade association representing the common interests of the Chemical suppliers and major users in Sri Lanka.

The members/ partners of the Association are chemical manufacturers and users who wish to commit responsible care guiding principles, Government Organizations, Universities, certifying bodies operating in Sri Lanka, etc. both at individual and corporate levels. Association will facilitates lobbying stakeholders in order to overcome the barriers that were hampering the progress of Responsible Care initiatives.

LRCC accepted the challenge to provide leadership in promoting safer workplace and protecting precious environment, particularly the safe management of chemicals 

Peter Cartwright,
Responsible Care Leadership Group

“We cannot live without chemicals but we must specifically improve the ways we make and manage them.

The UN Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) aims to enable the safe management of chemicals throughout their life cycle.

The UN Industry Development Organization (UNIDO’s) Cleaner Production programme, established in Sri Lanka in 2002, seeks to encourage efficient production while conserving scarce resources and protecting people and our fragile environment.
The International Council of Chemical Associations’ acclaimed Responsible Care® safety, health and environmental protection initiative is a natural progression for Cleaner Production advocates and practitioners. Responsible Care®, implemented in 60 countries, requires safe chemical management wherever chemicals are made and sold.

The Responsible Care Leadership Group is very pleased to be supporting the Cleaner Production Centre of Sri Lanka to successfully implement Responsible Care® in order to better serve Sri Lankan businesses wishing to improve their ability to safely manage chemicals in the workplace.

Barry Dyer,
Chief Executive,
Responsible Care New Zealand

“The National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) Sri Lanka, under the leadership of Director Sena Pieris and his team, has chosen the Responsible Care® initiative to improve the safe management of dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

The Responsible Care Leadership Group capacity building programme is providing expert advice and practical solutions to enable the NCPC to develop and implement a comprehensive Responsible Care initiative.

This includes providing safe chemical management advice to government, like-minded associations, members and prospective members.

Responsible Care New Zealand is delighted to be contributing to the development of this acclaimed safety, health and environmental protection programme in Sri Lanka.

Your New Zealand colleagues congratulate the Centre for its initiative and effective contribution to safer workplaces and a cleaner environment.”