HAZQUIP (Pty) Ltd publically declared its participation in the Responsible Care (RC) initiative during the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Process Safety Management Workshop in Johannesburg recently by signing the RC Public Commitment.
HAZQUIP, situated in Welkom and formerly a division of Quality Oil Supplies cc, was established in 2010 as an oil and chemical pollution control company. Since 2013, the company has been operating independently as a private registered company. HAZQUIP not only supplies absorbent materials to industry but also offers spill response services, specialized equipment, machinery and vehicles to manage any type of emergency spill.
“Responsible Care’s Guiding Principles are integrated into our company’s management systems. While we take pride in what we have accomplished, we remain committed to improving our performance and enhancing the vision of Responsible Care within the company”, says CEO, Jean Snyman.
“We are pleased to see HAZQUIP step up and adopt this important industry initiative,” says Louise Lindeque, Responsible Care Manager at CAIA. “It is supportive of HAZQUIP’s overall risk management philosophy and the high standards they set for conducting their business in a manner that ensures the safety of their employees and the environment”.
A total of 163 companies are now signatories to the RC initiative in South Africa, which shows that the initiative is more than a set of principles and declarations. Through the sharing of information and a rigorous system of checklists, performance indicators and verification procedures, it enables the industry to demonstrate its improvements over the years and to develop policies for further improvement.
Responsible Care helps the chemical industry gain the trust of the public and to operate safely and sustainably, with due care for safety, health and the environment.