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More about Responsible Care®

The extensive Responsible Care program provides codes of guidance on a wide gamut of industry practices and concerns:

  • Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER)
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Process Safety
  • Distribution
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Product Stewardship
  • Security

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Learn about Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor’s 2012 Sustainability Report (PDF)


The principles of Clean Corporate Citizen and Responsible Care® guide us to continuously improve our environmental, health and safety performance

Following the principles of Responsible Care help us maintain a healthy environment.

From innovative electronic products used in medical equipment, to high-efficiency solar panels that enable power generation from renewable resources, the products you make help improve the lives of the customers you serve. Hemlock Semiconductor Group is proud to be able to contribute to your success.

At Hemlock Semiconductor, we use an Operational Excellence Management System to control all aspects of our operations and drive continued improvements in all areas of the site, including: environmental, health, safety and quality.

Clean Corporate Citizen Program.In 2013, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) designated Hemlock Semiconductor’s Michigan site as a member of the state’s Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Program . Membership in the C3 Program is one of the DEQ’s highest environmental stewardship achievements. Hemlock Semiconductor is the 182nd facility in Michigan to receive this award. Facilities with C3 status display facility-specific environmental management systems, active pollution prevention initiatives, and a consistent record of compliance with state and federal environmental requirements.

We are equally proud of our participation in the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® initiative. This important program provides both guidance and oversight to help companies manage the chemical raw materials and products they produce in a manner that respects the environment as well as the health and safety of workers and members of the communities where they operate.

We subscribe to these guiding principles:

  • To lead our companies in ethical ways that increasingly benefit society, the economy and the environment.
  • To design and develop products that can be manufactured, transported, used and disposed of or recycled safely.
  • To work with customers, carriers, suppliers, distributors and contractors to foster the safe and secure use, transport and disposal of chemicals and provide hazard and risk information that can be accessed and applied in their operations and products.
  • To design and operate our facilities in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner.
  • To instill a culture throughout all levels of our organizations to continually identify, reduce and manage process safety risks.
  • To promote pollution prevention, minimization of waste and conservation of energy and other critical resources at every stage of the life cycle of our products.
  • To cooperate with governments at all levels and organizations in the development of effective and efficient safety, health, environmental and security laws, regulations and standards.Responsible Care®.
  • To support education and research on  the health, safety, environmental effects and security of our products and processes.
  • To communicate product, service and process risks to our stakeholders and listen to and consider their perspectives.
  • To make continual progress towards our goal of no accidents, injuries or harm to human health and the environment from our products and operations and openly report our health, safety, environmental and security performance.
  • To promote Responsible Care® by encouraging and assisting others to adhere to these Guiding Principles

Responsible Care® is a trademark of the Chemical Manufacturers Association.



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