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1 The Evolution of Responsible Care® Kathleen Maher Director, Product Stewardship Rohm and Haas Company 9 th Asia Pacific Responsible Care  Conference November 17, 2005

2 In our environment In our homes In our products In our bodies Through our Critics Eyes: “Chemicals out of Control” From Greenpeace and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition websites

3 What happens when a product’s useful life is over?

4 PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP Balancing the New Equation Benefits and impacts throughout the product life cycle.

5 Product Stewardship Risk Management Shared Commitment Value Chain Partnerships Life Cycle Design

6 e-culture R.M. Kanter Network Power Direct Communication Opposition, not just Competition Crowd Phenomena –chatter and cyber lynch mobs

7 Transparency, Accountability and Engagement Responsible Care is a good first step Continuous Audit No Secrets Shrinking Role of Government –influencing the market is faster and easier Civil Society –From “Tell us” to “Show us” to “Involve us”

8 The Responsible Care  Ethic “We are accountable to the public, who have the right to understand the risks and to have their input heard. We work together to improve continuously.” CCPA

9 “We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.” Richard Feynman

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