Successful “Responsible Care” certification for Sadara

The Sadara top management team received the Responsible Care certificate from the FAHSS/TÜV NORD management team.


The Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has successfully achieved the RC14001:2015 certification as a Responsible Care® Company through FAHSS/TÜV NORD, Saudi Arabia. The audit conducted by FAHSS/TÜV NORD auditors was concluded with their Responsible Care certification.

FAHSS/TÜV NORD auditors with the Sadara responsible care team.

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. Sadara is a multi-billion-dollar world-scale chemical complex in Jubail Second Industrial City in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Comprised of 26 world-scale manufacturing units, the Sadara chemical complex is one of the largest chemical companies in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, as feedstock. Sadara uses best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock.

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s unique global initiative that drives continuous improvement in environment, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance, together with open and transparent communication among stakeholders. “Responsible Care embraces the development and application of sustainable chemistry, which helps our industry to contribute to sustainable development while allowing us to meet the world’s growing need for essential chemical products. FAHSS/TÜV NORD provides certifications according to this standard since 2014”, explains Certification Manager Mundeth Meetheen. “Currently there are four companies in Saudi Arabia certified under this scheme through FAHSS/TÜV NORD, in addition to a number of companies outside the country which had been certified by TÜV Middle East.”

In the Arabian Gulf region, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) ensures the implementation of Responsible Care by its members, which includes fostering capacity building, sharing of EHS&S information and employing an increasingly rigorous system of Codes of Management Practices, performance indicators and verification procedures.

This dynamic initiative’s outreach spans a vast range of activities, from cooperative performance-based initiatives with government agencies, to local community projects such as the development of wildlife habitats in addition to tailored programs for students and teachers. Responsible Care helps the chemical industry to report and track progress on critical elements of chemicals management.

Sadara is a signatory and active member of GPCA’s Responsible Care Committee.

The Responsible Care certificate merges ISO 14001 standards into the requirements of the Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), creating a single cost-effective system.

Responsible Care is a global, voluntary initiative developed to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance in the chemical industries. Responsible Care is today practiced by more than 580 chemical companies in at least 65 countries around the world. Responsible Care activity has extended beyond chemicals manufacturing to other activities, especially those associated with the safe use and handling of products along the value chain.