Responsible Care New Zealand represents approximately 85% of New Zealand's major manufacturers and importers of hazardous substances.


Our focus on superior SH&E performance attracts a diverse membership that also includes the armed forces, state-owned enterprises, local authorities, legal practices, distributors, retailers, transport operators and hospitals. 


We work with our members in partnership with government and the community to exceed their expectations for SH&E protection by: 

  • Monitoring and continuously improving our SH&E protection policies and compliance initiatives.
  • Providing technical advice and expertise, particularly in respect to safely managing hazardous substances.
  • Maintaining a centre of technical excellence.
  • Operating CHEMCALL®, our 24-hour, 365 day emergency response service.
  • Contributing to the development of SH&E protection legislation and national performance standards.
  • Promoting our unique PRINCE© accreditation scheme as a primary means of recognising excellence in complying with SH&E protection legislation.
  • Facilitating national and international industry harmonisation and networking opportunities.
  • Developing and delivering the necessary codes of practice and related products tailored to meet our clients needs.
  • Maintaining New Zealand's participation in the international chemical community.
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