Responsible Care Rules & Regulations

“ICC – EPSILON CARBON” CERTIFICATE OF MERIT  For Best Compliant Company for the Codes under

Responsible Care for the year 2023

The “ICC – EPSILON CARBON” CERTIFICATE OF MERIT will be awarded to a winner, in the Contest for “Best Compliant Company for all the Seven Codes under Responsible Care”, separately.

The Certificate of Merit will be awarded for the following codes: 

i) Process Safety Code

ii) Employee Health & Safety Code

iii)   Pollution Prevention Code

iv) Emergency Response Code

v) Distribution Code

vi) Product Safety & Stewardship Code

vii)   Security Code


  • Any ICC Member manufacturing chemicals and or involved in the Distribution Business of Chemicals and having warehousing facility in India and it has committed to Responsible Care® Initiatives and has a valid permission to use the Responsible Care Logo by ICC.
  • Members can participate for the contest for the code/s as per own choice and is eligible for contesting for more than one codes. This contest is not open to those members who have already won the award for the “Best Responsible Care Committed Company”, in the past 3 years (From 2020, 2021 and 2022).
  • The members contesting for the “Best Responsible Care Committed Company” can also participate in this contest for the “Best Compliant Company for the Codes under Responsible Care®.” However, it may be noted that the contesting company, if found eligible for Responsible Care Award, it will not be considered for the Code based Citation/s.
  • The Award is for all the facilities of the member company and not for any particular site or facility.


In deciding the winner of Certificate of Merit under each Code, the Executive Committee of ICC will be assisted by a Scrutinizing Committee appointed specifically for assessing the applications received for the “ICC Award for Best Responsible Care Committed Company”.  The Chairman of Sustainability Committee of ICC will be the Ex-officio, Chairman of the Scrutinizing Committee. Other Member of the Committee is Officer – Sustainability, Environment and Regulatory Issues, ICC who will be Coordinator of the Committee. The Scrutinizing Committee will make its final recommendations to the Awards Selection Committee of Indian Chemical Council and decision of the latter will be final.

Based on the information given in the application form, the CEO of the contestant company will be invited to brief the Scrutinizing Committee (through Conference Call / Video Call using Virtual Platforms/ Physical Meeting) regarding performance so far achieved and about the inputs those have led to such performance. He / She is also expected to spell out the strategy for future so as to excel in Responsible Care. Presence of the CEO/Director himself/herself and no one else, is a must for this briefing, though he/she can be assisted by team of experts. This is to emphasize that for success on all such programs, involvement of top management is a must and hence the presence of CEO is a symbolic gesture to denote the same. The Scrutinizing Committee, if found necessary, may visit the site for on-the-spot study, if the travelling conditions permit.

Contesting company has required to submit the data / information in the prescribed format to be relevant to the code only.

For such site visits the TA/DA, staying and traveling arrangements and other incidental expenses of the members of Scrutinizing Committee will be borne by the Contestant Company. At site, if asked for, Committee members shall be provided with secretarial services like typing, photocopying, e-mail, fax, etc.

All other general Rules and Regulations those are applicable to any other Awards of ICC shall be applicable to this Award mutates mutandis.



Participants may also furnish, by way of additional information, soft copies of photographs; samples; literatures, etc. if so desired, in support of the Nomination.

Award Scrutinizing Committee may at its discretion nominate its representative to visit the manufacturing sites of the Company and interact with the officials of the Company.

Nomination, complete in all respects, should reach in ICC via email before Friday, 31 May 2024 along with payment of Rs. 29,500/- (Rs.25,000+18% GST) towards Entrance Fee for ICC AWARD FOR BEST RESPONSIBLE CARE COMMITTED COMPANY and Rs. 11,800/- (Rs. 10,000 + 18% GST) per CODE towards Entrance Fee for “ICC – EPSILON CARBON” CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for Best Compliant Company for the Codes under Responsible Care.

Kindly draw the Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of “INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL” and send to:


Sir Vithaldas Chambers, 6th Floor, 16 Mumbai Samachar Marg, Mumbai–400 001

Tel: 61144000/22048043 Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Entry charges for sending nominations can also be paid online by Electronic Payment. Details are as follows:

Bank of Baroda, Horniman Circle Branch, Mumbai

C/A No. 27940200000736,   Branch Code: 2794,    IFSC Code: BARB0PBBMUM,

MICR Code: 400012111   Swift Code: BARB IN BB BMO)

GST No.: 27AAACI0359P1Z9

NOTE: GST number may be indicated clearly while sending nominations.

Please note that the Nomination Fees once paid, will not be refunded back

For any further clarifications, kindly contact Dr. Pranav K. Tripathi, Deputy Director – Sustainability, Environment, and Regulatory Issues: Mobile: +918369845504 / E: [email protected] / [email protected].

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