On October 13, the man considered the godfather of Responsible Care®, retired CIAC President Jean Bélanger was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Ceifc, the European Chemical Industry Council.
In pre-recorded messages, Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General presented the award to Jean followed by his acceptance.
“We are very proud of Responsible Care, we do a lot of work in this area; we invest in it, we build on it, we revitalise it, and we also think it’s important to honour the people who made this enormous contribution to our sector,” said Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General during the ceremony.
“It is truly remarkable to look back at the evolution of Responsible Care. Its relevance is more important today, than ever before. Jean and his team were visionaries, and we are proud to carry on the work that they began 35 years ago”, said CIAC President and CEO Bob Masterson.
Jean was also asked to share some background on the development of Responsible Care. His speech was shared with participants in a pre-recorded message read by his son, Pierre: