GPCA releases its responsible care 2022 performance metrics report
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GPCA releases its responsible care 2022 performance metrics report

GPCA members achieved an impressive 17% reduction in combined Total Recordable Incidents in 2022

  • By ICN Bureau | August 29, 2023

GPCA is pleased to release its Responsible Care 2022 Performance Metrics report under the theme ‘Navigating a Year of Progress and Sustainability’. The report is based upon 999 data entries from 39 companies collected and analyzed from a set of 26 metrics. The individual performance metrics are divided in five key categories: Occupational health and safety, Process safety, Emissions and discharges, Resource utilization, and Distribution and products.

In 2022, GPCA members achieved an impressive 17% reduction in combined Total Recordable Incidents (TRIs), encompassing incidents involving both employees and contractors. This accomplishment was measured against the average TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) over the preceding nine years. A comparison between 2022 and 2021 reveals a 3% improvement, despite a simultaneous 3% increase in total man-hours.

Having identified this as an area of concern, GPCA has set up a new task force under the Responsible Care Committee – the Contractor Safety Task Force (CSTF) – to enhance contractors’ safety culture and behavior among GPCA’s Responsible Care members.

In 2022, process safety incidents dropped by 31% YoY and by an impressive 40% over the past nine-year average. In 2022, GPCA members reduced hazardous waste generation to a record low of 0.0011 units per ton of production. This achievement represents a remarkable 42% decrease compared to the previous year, highlighting the industry’s dedication to sustainable practices and waste management. In addition, the report revealed a 61% reduction of hazardous waste generation when compared to the average value recorded over the previous nine years (2013-2021).

However, in 2022 non-hazardous waste generation increased by 10% compared to the previous year and dropped by 40% when compared to the rate between 2013 – 2021. CO2 intensity saw a remarkable 12% decrease between 2022 and 2021, and an impressive 24% decrease compared to the previous nine-year average. GHG emissions also dropped by 11% compared to 2021, signalling the industry’s commitment to net-zero.

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