Since our establishment in 1985, the RCNZ:
Manages and promotes the international safety, health and environment (SH&E) protection system, Responsible Care™, in New Zealand
Provides technical advice and expertise to assist government to encourage continuous improvement in national SH&E performance
Works closely with the Ministry for the Environment and the Environmental Risk Management Authority NZ to facilitate the understanding and compliance with the hazardous substances control legislation
Produces national SH&E performance standards and codes of practice integral to successfully implementing New Zealand's strict SH&E protection legislation
Introduced and operates CHEMCALL® - a 24-hour emergency response service designed to help subscribers safely manage incidents involving hazardous substances. NB: This service is provided free to the emergency services and to schools
Implemented the PRINCE© accreditation scheme which assesses SH&E performance and rewards superior performance
Continues to foster the debate about improving SH&E performance.