2. History and Drivers of Sustainability in the Chemical Industry

  1. Prof. Genserik L. L. Reniers3,4,
  2. Prof. Kenneth Sörensen5 and
  3. Prof. Karl Vrancken6,7,8
  1. Dicksen Tanzil1 and
  2. Darlene Schuster2

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch2

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

How to Cite

Tanzil, D. and Schuster, D. (2013) History and Drivers of Sustainability in the Chemical Industry, in Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint (eds G. L. L. Reniers, K. Sörensen and K. Vrancken), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Universiteit Antwerpen, City Campus, Office B-434, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  2. 4

    Univsersity of Antwerp, Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security ARGoSS, Chemistry Lab, City Campus, Koningstraat 8, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

  3. 5

    University of Antwerp, Operation Research Group ANT/OR, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  4. 6

    University of Antwerp, Dept. Bio-Engineering, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  5. 7

    Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  6. 8

    University of Antwerp, Department Bio-Engineering, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Golder Associates Inc., 500 Century Plaza Dr. Ste. 190, Houston, TX 77073-6027, USA

  2. 2

    Institute for Sustainability - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 3 Park Avenue 19 Fl, New York, NY 10016-5991, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330997

Online ISBN: 9783527649488

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Keywords:

  • water pollution;
  • synthetic chemicals;
  • health and safety;
  • Responsible Care program;
  • transparency; eco-efficiency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Rise of Public Pressure

  • Industry Responded

  • An Evolving Framework

  • Conclusions: the Sustainability Drivers

  • References