This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 21, 2007.
Regulation, safety, security, health and the environment
ICIs businesses are subject to the normal regulatory framework applicable to a specialty products and paints company, notably various health, safety and environmental rules both at national and local levels in each of the jurisdictions in which it operates. The scope of these laws varies across the different businesses and jurisdictions. The various manufacturing processes require consents and licences, including relevant emission permits. The Group requires full compliance by its businesses with all relevant Safety, Security, Health and Environment (SSHE) laws and regulations wherever it operates.
ICIs businesses also voluntarily conform to many international and national codes of best practice.
ICI attaches great importance to safety and health, to reducing any adverse environmental impact of its activities year-on-year and to developing products and services with improved environmental features.
The main process by which the Group manages SSHE issues and seeks to meet its objectives is the Responsible Care Management System (RCMS). This sets out standards along with guidelines, training, auditing and procedures for reviewing and reporting performance, all of which are essential to continuous improvement.