How to Measure a Robust Chemical Resilience Program Within the Supply Chain

Craig Thomson Moderator
NCEC, Part of Ricardo
Didcot, Oxfordshire 
United Kingdom
Craig Thomson Presenter
NCEC, Part of Ricardo
Didcot, Oxfordshire 
United Kingdom
Wed, 9/11: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Standard Session 
Greater Columbus Convention Center 
Room: A 213, A 214 


We discuss the different elements of chemical safety in the supply chain, how to establish a business impact assessment of the main hazards, and how these relate to business risks. We will review the tools and techniques that currently exist to measure the effectiveness of mitigation activities, from regulations and economic models through to guidance including Responsible Care, and from organizations like CEFIC, which take you beyond compliance. Attendees will look at different chemical incidents and where implementing more robust arrangements could have mitigated the financial, and non-financial impacts on the organization.

Participant discussions will focus on how an organization can actually look at and review their chemical supply chain resilience with a risk based approach, identify the areas of weakness, and implement a sustainable improvement program.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will:

1. Summarize a range of methodologies to rigorously measure and test the resilience of the chemical supply chain

2. Explain the impact of incidents through real life case studies, and how organizations can learn from these to mitigate risk

3. Evaluate the link between chemical supply safety, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility, beyond compliance 

Learning/Experience Level



Hazard Communication