This paper charts a pathway for enabling policies that will leverage Canada’s low-carbon global energy advantage. Federal and provincial governments are seeking low-carbon energy solutions as they confront the impacts of climate change. Canada’s chemistry sector and its highly skilled workers are uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions in the fight against climate change.
With the right policies and assistance from government, the chemistry sector could attract $25 billion in new investments by 2025. The positive impact of this new investment will not only spur economic growth and drive innovation — it will leverage the already considerable contribution that the Canadian chemistry sector makes in meeting rapidly growing global market demand for chemicals with the lowest carbon production available.Download PDF
Using data from Statistics Canada (unless otherwise stated), CIAC’s Annual Industry Economic Profile provides a statistical review of various key industry indicators including number on shipments, imports, exports, and employment. The report also includes a section on specialty chemicals, statistics for the key provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and for the segments of the industry of primary interest to CIAC members.
This report is prepared by the Association’s Business and Economics (B&E) team. The B&E team provides ongoing economic analysis of government policy initiatives, business trends and changing industry dynamics.Download PDF
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.