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ICTA President joins Advisory Board of international sustainable chemistry centre

ICTA President joins Advisory Board of international sustainable chemistry centre

The ISC3 (international sustainable chemistry center of collaboration) has set up an Advisory Board for dialogue on strategic and thematic issues. The ISC3 has asked ICTA President Edgar Nordmann to take a seat in the Advisory Board, which he has accepted. The first meeting of the board in Bonn (Germany) was dedicated to the discussion on the strategy and the work program of the ISC3.

ICTA opens door for cooperation with Indian chemical industry

ICTA opens door for cooperation with Indian chemical industry

With one of the largest chemical production industries worldwide and a fast growing home market, India is increasingly interesting for ICTA members. At the same time, the Indian chemical distribution market faces challenges relating to safe working conditions, corruption and environmental pollution.

In order to help its members to be successful on the Indian market, ICTA has signed a formal agreement of cooperation with the Indian Chemical Council (ICC). In the agreement, both parties have expressed their commitment to jointly drive improvements in health, safety, product stewardship, security and environmental impacts of chemical products along the supply chain. They will also coordinate their positions when representing the interests of the global chemical distribution industry.

This year Robert Stuyt presented at the ICC Annual Conference on the regulations for the transport of dangerous goods. Next year he will give another presentation to introduce ICTA and its members. ICTA and ICC will jointly determine in the coming months on how to further shape this cooperation.

The ICC was established in 1938 and is dedicated to the growth and promotion of both the chemical production and the chemical distribution industry in India. It already cooperates with ICCA on Responsible Care, which it considers as imperative for sustained growth of business in India. ICC has successfully started the Nicer Globe initiative, which helps chemical distributors in India to transport their goods safely and securely.

Cooperation with ICCA

Cooperation with ICCA

Cooperation between the chemical industry (ICCA) and the chemical distribution industry (ICTA) has intensified since the MoU was signed between both organizations earlier this year.

Robert Stuyt has become an official member of the ICCA Responsible Care Leadership Group and the ICCA Sustainability Taskforce. By attending multi-day meetings of both committees, Robert Stuyt could repeatedly stress the importance for the global chemical industry to work with reliable distributors. Without his interference this value chain perspective would have been overlooked.

ICTA President Edgar Nordmann and Robert Stuyt also attended the ICCA Annual Congress in Amsterdam. At this conference they spoke with the CEOs of major chemical companies to explain the work, size and added value of our sector. They spoke with Mr. Li, chair of the CPCIF (pictured, in the middle), about possible ways to expand China’s involvement with ICTA and ways to simplify doing business there. In 2019, ICTA will remain committed to stressing the importance of our industry in the chemical supply chain to the chemical production industry.

     
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