William Blythe is fully committed to
the sustainable management of the
company and the environment.

William Blythe in Accrington, UK is a top tier COMAH (Control of Major
Accident Hazards) 2015 site and operates under IPPC regulations.
The business is accredited to ISO 9001 and 14001 quality and
environmental management standards.

Corporate Responsibility


Committed to work responsibly

William Blythe is committed to managing its business in a safe and responsible manner. For us responsibility means economic, environmental and social responsibility, so we work with customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and the communities around our site to improve our environmental performance, health, safety and security. To help ensure continuous improvement in these critical areas the company is accredited to the environmental management system ISO 14001:2004 (a copy of the certificate in PDF can be found here).

As a member of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA) William Blythe is also fully committed to the Responsible Care® programme.

Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, environmental performance, enhance security, and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes. It commits companies to continuously improve their SHE knowledge and the performance of technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment. Since its inception in Canada in 1985, Responsible Care® has spread to 60 countries globally, driving companies beyond SHE compliance to higher standards of performance and generating business value.

Public Safety Information

Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP)



  • We will embrace the development and application of sustainable chemistry, helping us contribute to sustainable development while allowing us to meet the demands of our customers.
  • We will contribute to sustainability through improved SHE performance and the development of innovative technologies.
  • We will use resources efficiently and minimise waste.
  • We will listen, engage and work with all stakeholders to understand and address their expectations and concerns about activities, products and services.
  • We will report openly on performance, achievements and shortcomings.

Continuous Improvement

  • We will strive to continually improve the SHE impact of our operations on our employees, those working on our behalf, our customers and the public.
  • We will utilise clean and safe technologies and processes when building new plants or expanding our current facilities.

Management System Approach

  • We will build the requirements of Responsible Care and its Guiding Principles into our SHE management system.

Product Stewardship

  • We will asses risk and responsibly manage products throughout their life cycles whilst increasing public awareness of commitments and results.
  • We will develop and share best practices through mutual assistance.
  • We will work in partnership with upstream suppliers and downstream users to collaborate on improved processes for the safe and effective use of chemicals.

Extension of Responsible Care along the Product Chain

  • We will provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.


  • We will seek to work in co-operation with legislators and regulators.
  • We will consider legal requirements as minimum standards and endeavour to exceed statutory obligations where technically and economically practicable.


  • We will provide appropriate resources to effectively implement Responsible Care®

William Blythe reports on its SHE performance through a range of metrics submitted to the CIA on an annual basis. This includes information on accident and incident rates; energy consumption; emissions to air; water usage; hazardous waste; and non-hazardous waste. Our objective is to keep driving down these safety and environmental indicators, year on year.


SHE Policy
Corporate Broschure
PIZ Leaflet 2016
PIZ Covering Letter 2016

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