Environment Day Talks 11. Chemistry takes responsibility. Vienna International Centre. 7 June 2011
The UN proclaimed 2011 to be the “International Year of Chemistry”. It offers an insight into a fascinating scientific world we all take for granted, even though it constantly
affects our everyday life. Toys, detergents, nutrition etc. – chemical processes and products are omnipresent.
World Environment Day provides an opportunity to reflect upon it. Is the chemical industry still in contradiction with environmental protection – or is there also place for a promising symbiosis? Is corporate social and ecological responsibility a duty of chemical production? Are sustainable
products profitable publicity stunts or a necessary chore for business?