Our ICL Industrial Products segment, which is a major producer of Flame Retardants (FRs), has adopted VECAP (Voluntary Emissions Control Action Program) as part of its product stewardship activities. VECAP is aimed at reducing environmental emissions of FRs beyond existing legislation, by promoting environmental and process best practices throughout the value chain, from producers through downstream users. ICL IP and two FR manufacturers in the US developed and initiated VECAP with the aim of reducing FR emissions to the environment during their production and use. VECAP is a designated program within ICL-IP through which it works with customers to implement and reduce the environmental impact of its products.
VECAP achieves its goals by:
- Increasing understanding of chemicals management in the value chain beyond existing legislation
- Promoting and facilitating open dialogue with all interested parties, including industry, regulators and other stakeholders
- Raising awareness among all those involved in the process, from the shop floor to the boardroom
- Implementing best practices identified through development of the program
For more information, Please see also ICL Industrial Products website and VECAP website: www.vecap.info