Prior to new products entering the marketplace, we carefully consider their effect on the health and safety of our customers, employees, the communities where we operate, as well as their impact on the environment.
Our stage gate process for new product development includes a comprehensive evaluation of health, safety and regulatory compliance and environmental impacts. These factors play critical roles in our decisions to continue with the development or manufacture of materials on a commercial scale. Our commitment to safety and compliance continues even after the commercial launch of a new product. Safety is evaluated as products are used in new applications, and compliance obligations are addressed as new regulatory requirements are introduced.
Our products are used in a wide variety of applications globally and are subject to international chemical control and use-specific requirements. As members of the American Chemical Council's Responsible Care® program, we have published global product stewardship summaries for our key products. Through our leadership in the International Carbon Black Association (ICBA), we've published a comprehensive carbon black user guide. Additionally, we compiled a European Union Regulation Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (EU REACH) Only Representative communication package.
We encourage you to visit our certifications and declarations and Material / Safety Data Sheet (M/SDS) libraries to learn more about procedures for handling and working with our products in a safe manner.