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Product Stewardship

Hexion has implemented product stewardship practices and systems under the guidelines from the International Council of Chemistry Associations (ICCA) for Responsible Care® and the Global Product Strategy. We promote an ethical, pro-active and accountable organization through continuous education and improvement to drive technical competency, efficient procedures, regulatory compliance and effective communication.

Consistent with the principles of the Responsible Care Product Safety (PS) Code, the Hexion PS Group: 

  • Supports business development through proactive involvement with relevant stakeholders to ensure global compliance, risk management and product safety with regard to existing product lines and  innovation (products) 
  • Educates associates and customers, and provides guidance to ensure products are designed, manufactured, stored, transported, used, and disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and as intended, to protect people, customers, communities, and the environment  
  • Networks with internal and external organizations to anticipate regulatory, industry, societal and value chain trends to effectively manage risk, support business sustainability and anticipate need for product evolution  
  • Drive the use of science-based advocacy  

Compliance & Crisis Management 

A regulatory bulletin is available for priority substances with the intention to inform product teams and reduce, minimize or even formulate out these substances where alternatives may exist. Hexion has created a set of advanced metrics that will allow tracking progress in this area.  

For crisis management Hexion is partnering globally with professional service providers such as Chemtrec and NCEC. Internally a dedicated team of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) professionals is available 24/7 to respond to any crisis brought forward via the external service providers or an internal Hexion emergency number. Via an interlinked crisis system this team can alert if needed anyone from top management to all associates at once, to coordinate the appropriate countermeasures.

Committed to complying with all applicable regulatory requirements 

  • Safe transport and/or storage of products 
  • Safe handling or use of products 
  • Safe disposal of products 

Find additional compliance information on REACH: https://www.hexion.com/en-US/company/responsibility/sustainability/reach

Find additional compliance information on GHS: https://www.hexion.com/en-US/company/responsibility/sustainability/ghs

Product Stewardship Summaries 

Product summaries for key building block chemicals manufactured by Hexion: 

Product Risk Prioritization Process

Hexion has a Risk Assessment Process in place to manage our products safely. All product lines are reviewed periodically. Identified risks are prioritized and actions put in place to mitigate them.

Guiding Products Through Their Lifecycle

Product stewardship is a cornerstone of our sustainability effort. It stimulates innovation within Hexion to improve the way we meet society’s needs with products and processes that are more environmentally suitable and perform better. It is a way of thinking and acting responsibly that permeates every aspect of our culture and behavior as a company. 

We are committed to understanding the total lifecycle impact of our products and technologies and to supporting scientific research and product safety. We help to educate every part of the supply chain—from our suppliers to our end users—about the safe and proper use and disposal of our products. 

Hexion implemented a Sustainability Impact Assessment for all new products we develop. New product approaches are evaluated at the concept stage based on sustainability criteria throughout the value chain from energy efficiency to societal benefits. Using this discipline, we better ensure new technologies and products improve on the life cycle impacts of existing products for a given application. In addition, Product Stewardship is involved in the early stages of all new product development, so that regulatory and safety considerations are integrated into the design and development process.  

We are invested in the industries we serve. For more than 20 years we have participated in scientific research to improve health and environmental safety. We are a leader in the development of industry standards and test methodologies. We are an active participant in scientific forums. And we initiate hands-on educational efforts with our customers and communities. 

Visit the following for more information: www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org and www.BuildingWithChemistry.org 

   
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