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Responsible Care Implementation

Koppers focuses on providing excellent product quality, safety and reliability. 2015 marked achievement of Responsible Care® certification at Koppers headquarters and 18 facilities across the company's global operations. Developed by the chemical industry in the mid-1980s, Responsible Care® is a large-scale performance initiative that seeks to improve chemical companies' product stewardship, safety and disclosure activities through an integrated management and performance platform.

Koppers completed initial implementation in 2014 and initial audits in 2015. Special appreciation goes to employee efforts to reach out to commercial partners and communicate Responsible Care® principles. The company has connected with vendors, transportation partners and others to communicate how to mitigate risks and safely manage the chemicals and products Koppers manufactures. Implementation of the Responsible Care® Product Safety Code continued in 2015, as well. Koppers has now moved into the Product Design, Performance Measurement and Communication phase of the Responsible Care® Product Safety Code to deepen an understanding of risks and better manage for product safety.

Koppers signed the Responsible Care® Global Charter in early 2015, further committing ourselves to strengthening the program worldwide.

More information regarding Responsible Care® can be found on the ACC website.