SOCMA works with all parts of the federal government on key issues impacting the specialty and fine chemical industry. Through engagement with agency leadership and lawmakers, SOCMA influences and produces positive outcomes for its members and the industry at-large.
Supporting development of modernized regulations that allow manufacturers to innovate and commercialize specialty chemicals while ensuring their safe use.
Promoting environmental stewardship, guaranteeing the health and quality of the environment and supporting effective, cost-benefit balanced regulations that do not hinder industry growth.
Ensuring consistency and effective performance of the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and other chemical security programs.
Promoting regulatory cooperation, elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers, increased competitiveness and the enhancement of global market access to specialty chemicals.
Ensuring effective occupational safety and health programs through policies that leverage preventive measures and tools, safety training, monitoring and communication.
Influencing both upstream and downstream issues impacting the value chain for specialties including ingredient disclosure and labeling policies, product- specific regulations, and state level initiatives.