Responsible CarE ® Responsible care Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities Dan Roczniak and David Sandidge Director, Responsible Care American Chemistry Council May 31, 2011. How Responsible Care Enhances ACC Membership. Advocacy Foundation Industry Leadership
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Responsible CarE®Responsible care CoordinatorRoles and ResponsibilitiesDan Roczniak and David SandidgeDirector, Responsible CareAmerican Chemistry CouncilMay 31, 2011
Commercial / Supply Chain Connect
EHSS Performance Improvement
Best Practice Sharing
Regulatory Compliance Education
Management Systems Integration
Leadership in the Responsible Care program is intended to function in several ways
Leadership within your organization is characterized by commitment from your senior management team through the organization to each employee
Leadership within the ACC and Responsible Care program is involvement in the program development and direction through boards, committees and other ACC member led activity
Without Senior Management support you cannot effectively implement Responsible Care
Without employee level buy in and acceptance the implementation will be a paper exercise
Senior management must understand the guiding principles and the obligations of membership in order to fully commit and demonstrate ongoing support of the implementation within your company
Becoming involved in the chemical industry community
Communicating with stakeholders about your operations and environmental, health and safety and security programs to support the goal of continuous improvement
To promote Responsible Care through your business supply chain and assisting others
Required to be signed by Executive Contact (Senior Management Rep.) for your company
Should be posted and displayed within the organization
Need to be understood and able to demonstrate or explain how your company is supporting, doing or promoting each principle as part of your operations and Responsible care management system
Guiding Principles are different from technical specifications
Guiding Principles are signed and communicated to organization
Codes of Management Practices are the key documents outlining the practices to be implemented
Technical Specification are central documents used for third party certification
How does your CEO communicate organizational vision or initiatives today?
Establishes priorities and focus
Develops organizational vision and enlists staff and employees to share and work toward that vision
Directs resources and personnel toward support of goals and objectives
Establishes and re-enforces company culture and beliefs.
What do you see as your biggest challenge in getting your Senior Management to support Responsible Care within your organization?
The Responsible Care Coordinator serves as the focal point within the company for Responsible Care implementation activities as well as the liaison between GPCAResponsible Care staff and the company.
When lifting a heavy load, get help!
When implementing Responsible Care-
Get Help from your team!
Build a strong team to speed organizational
Buy in and to spread implementation
tasks to functions and areas.
The Responsible Care Coordinator is not the sole implementer of Responsible Care within your organization!
Need to build a team to help with specific tasks and development aspects
Make specific assignments for short duration to gain larger acceptance
Over communicate with team and Senior management
Build upon existing programs or systems when ever they are working and available but don’t settle for that’s how we always did it here answers!
Develop a plan for the implementation of Responsible Care into the organization
Coordinating the certification of headquarters and facilities to the RC technical specification
Reporting of performance metrics
Other Responsible Care obligations of membership
Maintain ongoing communications with senior management on a predetermined agenda of Responsible Care activity
Obtain and allocate resources, including people and time.
Review the progress of the overall initiative and recommend corrective actions as needed
Establish key resources at every facility within the company to assist in implementing Responsible Care
Coordinate internal and external communications about the initiative
Work closely with the company’s Executive Contact to support his/her participation with the Responsible Care program
Employees at all levels have a role to play in the successful implementation of Responsible Care
Employees will need training and resources to help them understand the program, how it is being implemented within the organization and their roles
Responsible Care should tie to existing environmental, health and safety and security activity
What do you see as your biggest challenge in getting your employees to support Responsible Care within your organization?
Member mentor- working with other chemical manufacturers to become involved and assisting them with implementation
Partner sponsor- sponsoring a Responsible Care Partner company (non-manufacturing) entering the program and moving toward certification and implementation
Look at this entire process as-
“What can we learn from this to improve our
EH&S performance and our company’s bottom line?”
and not as
“This is just something to get through”!
Form a Responsible Care Implementation Team with Code Stewards
Depending on organization size and structure you may need interlocking team structure
Establish an executive level steering team led by CEO / Executive Contact
Establish regular meeting schedule with the Implementation Team with periodic reports to the Steering Team
Code Stewards manage implementation of Code practices within their functional areas
Some type of periodic Code self assessment and implementation evaluation is helpful
Integrate existing activities into the Code Management Practices
Work with interested parties first; build on successes
Develop an agenda for a Steering Team Kickoff Meeting.
What are the biggest challenges a Coordinator faces?
Develop an “elevator speech” for Responsible Care.
What kind of introductory communications would you recommend at your company?
Develop an agenda for a introductory meeting with the plant workforce.