Health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) move up the agenda
Wanhua Chemical Group sees HSEQ as key to international ambitions
International standards assist globalization
China’s chemicals and oil refining industries are increasing focus on quality standards as an overhaul of domestic health, safety and environmental (HSEQ) laws and regulations continues. They are responding to this and global opportunities by also embracing international industry standards.
Wanhua Chemical Group is pursuing a vision to strengthen its global position, for example. It has several plants in China, one in Hungary, and plans to build a facility in the US to produce methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) for polyurethane manufacture.
It has set “challenging leading and lagging indicators” to achieve its HSEQ targets and benchmark performance, according to Chen Yifeng, vice president.
International standard assists globalizationWanhua views HSEQ management, technical innovation, and ‘green chemical chains’ as pillars of brand value-building built on ‘sustainable development though responsibility’.
It targets zero injury, zero accident and zero emission through its own HSEQ management system based on area safety management and universal safety principles. Every area of a plant has designated personnel responsible for the safety of people, facilities, activities and the environment.