CICM Issues Press Statement: CICM Calls for Safe and Responsible Handling, Use and Disposal of Chemicals - March 14, 2019

Following media reports of the illegal dumping of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor last week, CICM has issued a press statement concerning this incident on March 14, 2019.

CICM has called for safe and responsible handling, use and disposal of chemicals (manufacture, transport, storage and disposal) by chemical companies and users of chemicals; so that it will not brig negative health effect to the public and the environment. CICM also strongly disapprove any illegal activities and irresponsible actions by companies in the handling of chemicals and its waste disposal.

CICM also emphasized that chemicals can be produced, stored, transported, used and disposed safely and responsibly by following the correct processes and procedures. To this effect, CICM strongly encourages chemical companies to come forward and subscribe to the Responsible Care initiative, which CICM promotes.

The full text of CICM's press statement can be read here:

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