The responsible manufacturing of pesticides is an integral part of industry stewardship which sees plant science companies take action to protect their employees and the environment. Companies also take part in a number of voluntary schemes, including Responsible Care®, which is the chemical industry’s global initiative to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance.
Through adoption of good manufacturing practices, the industry aims to protect its neighbours, its employees and the environment. National and international standards are strictly adhered to, and international standards adopted; ISO 14000 and ISO 9000 in particular. The industry also subscribes to a number of government-sponsored voluntary standards including the EU’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).