3. Views on Key Issues Facing the Chemical Industry

  1. Beth Beloff,
  2. Marianne Lines and
  3. Dicksen Tanzil
  1. Marianne Lines9,
  2. Beverley Thorpe1,
  3. Bernard K Gadagbui2,
  4. Lynne T Haber2,
  5. Michael L Dourson2,
  6. Joel Tickner3,
  7. Ken Geiser3,
  8. Joanna D Underwood4,
  9. Richard A Liroff5,†,
  10. Richard Sigman6,‡,
  11. Agnes M Shanley7 and
  12. Peter H Spitz8

Published Online: 12 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047175613X.ch3

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

How to Cite

Lines, M., Thorpe, B., Gadagbui, B. K., Haber, L. T., Dourson, M. L., Tickner, J., Geiser, K., Underwood, J. D., Liroff, R. A., Sigman, R., Shanley, A. M. and Spitz, P. H. (2005) Views on Key Issues Facing the Chemical Industry, in Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry (eds B. Beloff, M. Lines and D. Tanzil), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047175613X.ch3

Editor Information

  1. BRIDGES to Sustainability, Houston, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Clean Production Action, USA

  2. 2

    Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), USA

  3. 3

    Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, USA

  4. 4

    INFORM, USA

  5. 5

    Toxics Program, World Wildlife Fund, USA

  6. 6

    Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD], USA

  7. 7

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine, USA

  8. 8

    Chemical Advisory Partners, USA

  9. 9

    BRIDGES to Sustainability, Houston, TX, USA

  1. Richard A Liroff, a political scientist, is Senior Fellow in the Toxics Program at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. The opinions expressed here are his own and not necessarily those of World Wildlife Fund.

  2. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the OECD or of the governments of member countries.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471644453

Online ISBN: 9780471756132

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Keywords:

  • chemical industry and public;
  • chemical risk assessment;
  • considering “the human factor”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • The Chemical Industry and the Public: Will the Chemical Experiment Continue?

  • Risk Assessment

  • Limits of Risk Management and the New Chemicals Policies

  • Impacts to Human Health and the Environment

  • Impacts of, and Issues Associated with, Chemical Production from Manufacture to Final Use and Disposal

  • Closing the Gap on Chemical Plant Security

  • Economic Issues and Competitiveness

  • References