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Responsible Care® Performance:


Members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) continue to deliver results on environmental stewardship and transparency through their commitment to Responsible Care® – CIAC’s U.N.–recognized sustainability initiative.

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Fueling Canada’s Economy, One Molecule at a Time

Canada’s $50-billion chemistry industry creates thousands of jobs, adds billions in value to our natural resources, and supports Canada’s economic diversity.

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Canada’s Chemistry Industry: Partners in Transportation Safety

CIAC is committed to working with governments, transportation partners and communities to ensure that Canada has the strongest transportation safety standards in the world. 

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TRANSCAER® members and partners work with communities to keep Canadians safe.

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​Chemistry = Solutions

The chemistry industry is in the business of solutions.

We’re constantly innovating – making discoveries that will help solve the world's toughest problems, and create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.

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Catalyst Magazine

Spring/Summer 2015

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Responsible Care® Progress Report

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​Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry's commitment to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment and the economy.

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About CIAC

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry. We represent the interests of Canada’s leading chemistry companies – from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D companies.

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CIAC is recognized as a world leader in the sustainable stewardship of chemical products. We’re known for being a pragmatic, policy-based organization that represents members’ interests based on solid analysis and scientific data. 

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Responsible Care®

Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry’s commitment to sustainability. Its ethic and principles compel companies to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work to eliminate harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.

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Bob Masterson selected as incoming President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

September 10 2015

On September 1, Bob Masterson was selected as the incoming President and CEO for the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).

Bob has worked with CIAC for the past five years as Vice-President, Responsible Care®. In July of this year, he assumed the role of Vice-President, Responsible Care®, Environment and Health.  A seasoned advocate of the chemistry industry, Bob brings more than 15 years of industry association leadership experience gained while working on regulatory and public policy issues at the federal and provincial levels for the Cement Association of Canada, and as a consultant on environment and sustainability governance with a number of national and international trade associations in the energy, mining and forest products sectors.  Bob holds a Masters of Public Administration from Carleton University and an Engineering Mathematics degree from Queens University.

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President's Message

On behalf of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), and its Alberta member-companies, I congratulate Premier designate Rachel Notley and newly elected MLAs on their election victory.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with the new government to continue to enhance the role and contribution of the chemistry industry to Alberta’s economic development and prosperity.

As a $50-billion industry, we are a cornerstone of Canada’s economy and significant contributor to Alberta’s economic prosperity: it creates jobs, adds significant value to our natural resources, and supports the province’s economic diversity.