CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY MARKS EARTH DAY WITH RELEASE OF ANNUAL RESPONSIBLE CARE® REPORT

TORONTO – APRIL 22, 2015 — The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) released Responsible Care® Performance:  Delivering on our Commitments in Toronto at Chemistry 2015, the Canadian industry’s premier safety and sustainability conference.

“This year’s report highlights CIAC’s more than 20-year tradition of measuring and publicly reporting members’ progress towards creating safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes,” says Bob Masterson, Vice-President, Responsible Care at CIAC. “While we celebrate Earth Day once a year on April 22, Canada’s chemistry industry works hard to ensure every day of the year is an Earth Day.”

The first Reducing Emissions report was published in 1992 and at the time, it was the only publication of its kind in Canada. Now 20 years later, this report shows how CIAC member-companies have:
•        nearly eliminated emissions to water,
•        substantially reduced emissions of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide, and
•        reduced the global-warming potential of their operations.

The report also highlights members’ efforts in areas such as workplace health and safety, process safety, community engagement, product stewardship and transportation safety.

Like its predecessors, this report represents the industry’s commitment to being accountable and responsive to Canadians, says Masterson.

The full report is available at: http://bit.ly/1bufzuc

Responsible Care – marking 30 years in Canada this year – is the chemistry industry’s commitment to sustainability.  Its ethic and principles compel CIAC member-companies to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work to reduce harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.