- What Are Silicones?
- Silicones Uses
- Sustainability & Environment
- Health & Safety
- Science & Research
The Global Silicones Council (GSC) is a not-for-profit, international organization whose mission is to promote the safe use and stewardship of silicones globally. Formed in 1993, GSC represents companies that produce and sell silicone products globally. To accomplish this mission, the GSC anticipates and identifies environmental, health and safety initiatives and co-ordinates strategies and activities of the three regional silicone associations in North America, Europe and Japan. GSC also encourages industry communication with international environmental, health, and safety organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organisation of Economic and Community Development (OECD), and the United Nations (UN).
The Silicones Environmental, Health and Safety Council of North America (SEHSC) is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of North American silicone chemical producers and importers. For more than 25 years, SEHSC has operated to fund research and promote the safe and responsible use of silicones. The organization also is involved in legislative and regulatory issues relating to silicone materials. Originally formed in the mid-1970s as the Silicones Health Council, the organization became SEHSC in 1993.
The Silicone Industry Association of Japan (SIAJ) represents companies that produce and sell silicone products in Japan. SIAJ initiatives are aimed at providing accurate information about silicone products and fostering product stewardship globally within the silicone industry. SIAJ also exchanges information and sponsors environmental, health, and safety initiatives related to silicones, through cooperation with SEHSC and CES. SIAJ was founded in 1967 by five charter members. Today, it consists of seven companies.