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.
Responsible Care inspires its members to take actions that improve the sustainability of their operations and reduces harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products. Companies have to be transparent about their activities, and allow independent experts and members of the public to verify that they’re living up to the standards set by Responsible Care®. In addition, for more than 20 years, CIAC members have reported their emissions data and advancements in areas such as workplace and transportation safety, community engagement, and waste reduction. The results are publicly available in CIAC’s annual Responsible Care® Progress Report.
The emissions data published on this website was obtained in cooperation with Environment Canada’s Single Window (SW) online reporting system. CIAC members report all releases via the association’s National Emissions Reduction Masterplan (NERM) and Environment Canada’s National Pollutants Release Inventory (NPRI).
CIAC seeks feedback and guidance on its performance and reporting from the association’s National Advisory Panel and its Environmental Protection Steering Group (a group of representatives from federal and provincial governments, environmental ENGOs, academia and the chemistry industry.