Responsible Care Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Responsible Care (RC) "Key Performance Indicators" (KPI) is a set of data that measures company performance in the area of Energy, Environment, Health, Safety, and Security. It also helps company management to plan & set a target for the company in coming years and helps take scientifically informed decisions. To have eased for member industry ICC has prepared a simple guideline and template for collection and reporting purposes

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is an association of the global chemical industry coordinating the work of individuals from member associations and their member companies around the globe. ICCA represents chemical companies which account for more than 75% of the global production capacities.

ICCA is the steward of Responsible Care (RC). It is a Global Chemical Industry’s voluntary initiative to drive continuous improvement in safe chemical management and achieve excellence in environment, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) performance. 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.

Every Responsible Care member of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) annually provides metrics on environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance on operations within India.

After aggregating with the rest of ICC RC Signatories Companies’ data, ICC provides this data to the ICCA. By collecting aggregated metrics from associations worldwide, ICCA is able to communicate global industry performance and advancement to international stakeholders such as the United Nations, International Labor Organization, and others.

It is of utmost importance that associations report completely and accurately on an annual basis. In India, the RC Signatory Companies send performance metrics on EHS&S and Resources utilization to ICC, on an annual (calendar year) basis, in a format prescribed 2,3 covering the following parameters. Apart from reporting, these KPIs must lead to specific actions for continual improvement.

All these core performance parameters can be broadly categorized into 4 Major groups:

a. Health & Safety Performance

1. Number of Fatalities (Own & Contractor Employees)
2. Lost Time Injuries Rate (Own & Contractor Employees)
3. Reportable Injury Rate (Own & Contractor Employees)
4. Process Safety Incidents
5. Transportation incidents

b. Environmental Performance

6. Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste for Disposal
7. Sulphur Oxides (SOx)
8. Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
9. Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
10. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
11. Other Greenhouse Gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

c. Resources Utilization

12. Energy Consumption
13. Water Consumption

d. Security Performance

14. Thefts/ damages to non-chemical items.
15. Thefts/ theft attempts, damages and misuse of chemicals.
16. Cyber-attack/ information leak

Estimation of these parameters in detailed as attached below