Consistently Being Serious About Safety
As a global leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, our business requires safety to be central to all aspects of our operations. To that end, we have developed industry-leading processes and procedures designed to ensure the safe storage, blending and packaging of products to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and the environment, while helping to keep the communities in which we operate safe and healthy.
Learn more about how Global Chemical Laiyu prioritizes the well-being and safety of our valued community.
Where We Take Action
Being Serious About Safety is a core value for Global Chemical Laiyu. We take a holistic approach to incorporating safety into our day-to-day operations.
First, we are an organization that respects and follows the applicable safety laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we operate. We aspire to go beyond minimum legal requirements as we improve and sharpen our compliance efforts.
Second, we work towards adhering to the highest industry standards and work with industry associations to develop new standards intended to benefit every stakeholder in the chemical and ingredient distribution supply chain.
Third, we motivate continual improvement from our people through safety initiatives, including safety training. Trainings are delivered to all our teams on the topics most relevant to their roles through a combination of in-person training, online materials and safety-focused events across the business. Examples of specialty trainings include tank truck and rail car loading/unloading, hazard recognition, spill response, etc.
Infrastructure and Investment
- Targeted capital investment in our facilities and fleet to continually improve safe working conditions
- Maintenance investments to ensure safe and uninterrupted operations
Processes and Procedures
- Industry-leading procedures for the safe storage, blending, packaging and transportation of products
- Incident reporting, investigation and root cause analysis to prevent reoccurrence
- Serious About Safety as a core value
- Stop Work Authority empowerment for all employees, encouraging them to spot and correct unsafe conditions
Championing Product Stewardship And Advancing Safety Measures
In line with legal requirements and our principles, we supply all customers with a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for products that pose environmental or health and safety hazards. These documents identify specific hazards, handling guidance and disposal information. Beyond this, our teams of technical experts assist customers with learning how to use hazardous materials safely. Our technical services professionals work side by side with customers and suppliers to help solve product-related issues, including product quality troubleshooting and guidance, formulation guidance and technique and formulation performance enhancements.
REACH, the European Union’s regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, is a key piece of legislation that we continue to implement across our business, as it affects many of our customers and suppliers. We have been involved in the REACH process for several years, including working with the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) and other European trade bodies to develop more practical and effective legislation. Through our proactive involvement in this regulation, we are uniquely placed to help monitor, advise and manage REACH compliance for our customers.
In EMEA and beyond, we continuously work with our suppliers to jointly deliver REACH-compliant products. We collaborate with our supply chain so that the products we distribute will be carried through initial REACH registration as well as the subsequent authorization processes.