The new Euro Chlor Sustainability Programme
The European chlor-alkali industry has a good story to tell. For twenty-two years now, Euro Chlor has made concerted efforts to explain to regulators how chlorine is produced and used safely and efficiently to benefit society. We have achieved an outstanding reputation as a trustworthy organization that builds its visions and arguments on science-based information.
Successful sustainable development requires dialogue with the various stakeholders in society, so that there is a common understanding of industry benefits and impacts, and of the underlying issues involved. These debates have consistently been held in accordance with our commitment to transparency and openness.
Euro Chlor is convinced that this clarity and openness has generated real benefits. Internally, it has helped companies improve their technology and health/safety/environmental performance. Euro Chlor support and guidance has helped companies throughout the industry move towards the standards of the best. It also triggered positive competition on these matters between member companies. Externally it has generated trust and respect generating by demonstrating the soundness of our approach.
This realisation, as well as the clear potential for making further substantial gains, has led the Management Committee to initiate a second phase of the Sustainability Programme.
This Programme will continue monitoring concrete parameters and report yearly on the trends. Furthermore, the external communications dimension will be enhanced and supported by communications actions that underline for a wide range of stakeholders the intrinsically positive contributions of chlorine-based chemistry to society.
The new Programme consists of two main areas:
this part will monitor and report on eleven
parameters, ten of which were already monitored in the first
See the quantifiable parameters page
this part will enhance outreach, stakeholder engagement
& communications at a central Euro Chlor as well as at site
level. We will give guidance in this area and develop over
the forthcoming years a certain number of educational
See the qualitative parameters page
Consult the 2011 Euro Chlor Sustainability Programme brochure (PDF)