Product Stewardship implementation
The aim of this strategy is to
give guidance on implementing Product Stewardship in a chemical company, based
on experiences from Akzo Nobel.
Stewardship is a code about responsibly managing the health, safety and
environmental aspects of a product throughout its life cycle.
More information about Product Stewardship (hence referred to as PS) can be
strategy is intended for people being assigned to implementing PS in a
chemical company, but can be used by anyone as a guideline
for implementing PS or similar systems.
The strategy describes how PS was implemented in the management system of the Akzo Nobel subsidiary Ethylene Amines and also how information was spread and
people involved within the company. In this case Akzo Nobel Corporation had
adopted PS and put a demand on the subsidiary companies to implement it in their
organisations. One person cannot make PS work by themselves. Management has to
be committed and every
employee has to take an active part in the PS work. Akzo Nobel Corporation has therefore issued a
guideline for the implementation of PS in the subsidiary companies.