wcc presentation meeting with amai (india) 16 february 2012 alistair steel, wcc secretariat

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WCC Presentation Meeting with AMAI (India) 16 February 2012 Alistair Steel, WCC Secretariat

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Slide 1of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) representing the chlorine and (selected) chlorinated products industries.
WCC was formed in 1993 to co-ordinate the work of chlorine chemistry associations on issues and programmes of international interests.
The WCC membership includes associations and companies in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America (and Russia), representing over 90% of the global chlorine and caustic soda production.
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WCC Vision and Mission
Vision: That the continued production and use of chlorine chemistry is sustainable and that there is public recognition of the industry’s benefits and contributions.
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WCC Strategic Goals
WCC activities are focused on 5 key strategic goals which are reviewed annually by the Management Committee taking into account direction from the Governing Council:
Goal 1: Outreach - All chlorine and vinyl chloride monomer trade associations and producers are engaged in WCC activities
Goal 2: Advocacy - Participate pro-actively in key international regulatory/policy fora with global impact and coordinate advocacy and technical information to key decision makers to avoid unwarranted restrictions on chlorine chemistry
Goal 3: Health, Safety & Environment - Promote the continuous improvement in safety, environment, and health performance worldwide in chlorine production, transportation and use with a particular emphasis on safety practices
Goal 4: Sustainability - Demonstrate continuing progress towards sustainability for chlorine chemistry
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Focus on WCC Outreach
Very good progress achieved in 2011 with CCAIA joining WCC as Associate Member
Excellent representation from North & Latin America, Europe, Japan, India, Korea, Russia and China at the October 2011 WCC meetings in Shanghai
Need to continue expanding the WCC Global network and improving communication to producers with a focus on the Middle East and Asia
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Increasing number of regional issues which would benefit from enhanced co-ordination and information sharing
Focus on Chemical Management Systems: Stockholm Convention, UNEP Mercury Convention, Rio+20, SAICM, ICCM3
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Focus on WCC HSE
Generally active participation but need to obtain broader support from WCC associations to participate in WCC HSE activities
Encourage organisation of and participation in WCC Stewardship Workshops to foster safety across WCC regions
Securing incident reporting from many regions remains a challenge
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Conclusions
WCC is well in place to face international regulatory, safety, and science issues
WCC is officially recognised in key international fora
key advocacy successes have been achieved
need your help to outreach to your national regulatory bodies
Chlorine Safety is a significant area of concern for WCC
need participation and commitment from producers in India
Resource availability and management remains a challenge
Continued efforts are needed to promote the benefits of chlorine chemistry and to demonstrate sustainability of
chlor-alkali industries