Awards 2015
08 Jun 2015

One of the major outputs of SPiCE³ is the development of a new energy efficiency award scheme to run in parallel with the European chemical industry's Responsible Care awards. The award recognises SMEs' efforts in the field of energy efficiency in order to promote best practices and encourage further companies to take up energy efficiency measures.


10th Edition of the European Responsible Care Awards 2015 open for entries! 

8 Responsible Care categories, 3 winners!

Take part in the competition and get your work done in front of the people that matter!

  • Do you believe your organisation deserves increased visibility for its commitment and accomplishments in applying the Responsible Care principles?
  • Are you keen to present your efforts and achievements that are actively contributing to the Responsible Care objectives?
  • Do you consider your project outstanding?

The 2015 European Responsible Care Awards, managed by Cefic, are looking for examples in one of the eight categories that embrace the Responsible Care ethic.

The jury (list available soon) will reward the three best winning projects carried out in any of the "8 Responsible Care Categories".

Deadline for entries: 1 July 2015!

Download the Responsible Care Awards 2015 "Application Form".

8 Responsible Care categories


  • Communication: for projects that can demonstrate excellence in Responsible Care communications.
  • Distribution: for initiatives recognized that focus on risks through ensuring the safe distribution of chemicals.
  • Energy Efficiency/SPiCE3: the Energy Efficiency Award recognises and promotes outstanding projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transport.
  • Environment: for projects that demonstrate excellence in environmental processes and products over their life cycles.
  • Occupational Health & Safety: This area recognises projects that have achieved excellence in occupational health & safety demonstrated by improved or sustained health programme performance and a healthy workforce and workplace.
  • Process Safety: outstanding initiatives which have an exemplary record in implementing effective process safety management systems.
  • Product Stewardship: This area focuses on products that are developed, manufactured, distributed, used and disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Security: Promotes outstanding examples that describe fundamental management practices to protect people, property, products, processes, information and information systems by enhancing security.

 Download the one-pager for more detail on each the "8 Responsible Care categories".


Judging criteria

Entries will be considered by an expert jury of senior representatives from EU institutions, industry, trade associations and media (list available soon). Our judges are Responsible Care thinkers and doers, even if you don’t win, this is a great way to make them aware of your work.
As they read your entry, judges will be asking:

  • How effectively does the project or initiative meet the specific criteria of the category entered?
  • Does the project ensure a cycle of continuous improvement?
  • Is the project well communicated to employees, local communities, other stakeholders and is it a best practice-sharing project?
  • Does the project show concrete facts and figures demonstrating the key benefits?
  • Is the project original and innovative?

Winning projects should have elements of originality, innovative features and best practice sharing within the chemical industry and with customer industries.


Awards Announcement

The Awards will be announced during Cefic General Assembly diner in Brussels on Tuesday October 8th, 2015.

Profile on Cefic’s website
All entries fully meeting the judging criteria will be long-listed and published on Cefic’s website. Winners will have their in-depth project description published on our website.

Discover the 2014 winning projects.

Learn more about the Responsible Care Awards 2013 winners.


About Responsible Care

Responsible Care is a global initiative of the chemical industry to drive continuous improvement in its health, safety and environmental performance and to make a strong contribution to sustainable development.
To read more about the Responsible Care programme, click here.

  • Contact point
  • Name
  • Sjoerd Looijs
  • Organisation
  • Cefic
  • Position
  • Manager Responsible Care
  • Phone
  • +32 2 676 7378
  • Email
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