In the early 1990s, CIAC began collecting data that clearly showed Responsible Care® was working – a pattern of continuous improvement that is still evident today. Workplace safety has improved dramatically; since 1992, CIAC members have reduced the number of injuries and illnesses at their facilities by 60 per cent. Members have also substantially reduced their environmental footprint – a unit of Canadian chemical product is now manufactured with 87 per cent fewer emissions than in 1992. Today, CIAC member-companies are pushing themselves even further, by finding innovative ways to make their operations more sustainable. Below you’ll find examples of how they’re doing just that.
Product stewardship is front and centre at Methanex – a global leader in the production and marketing of methanol. By minimizing risks at critical points in the methanol value-chain – product transportation, distribution, storage, and use – Methanex is doing its part to protect the public, the environment, and communities in every country where it operates.Read More
NorFalco is a recognized leader in the safe and environmentally sound distribution of sulphuric acid – an essential ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such as paints and pigments, fertilizers, pulp and paper, plastics, detergents, textiles, and batteries.Read More
Stepan Canada places the utmost priority on preventing any unintentional release of ethylene oxide, through its stringent process-safety management system.Read More
In 2012, FMC of Canada Ltd. won CIAC’s Excellence in Safety Award for the thirteenth consecutive year. The company’s Prince George, B.C. facility has manufactured and handled hydrogen peroxide for more than a decade without any recordable injury, and for more than 20 years without a single lost-time accident.Read More
As part of its commitment to Responsible Care®, PDI is working to conserve water at its Guelph, Ont. chemical terminal – reducing its consumption by as much as 21,000 gallons a day.Read More
In 2007, MEGlobal launched FOCUS2012, an ambitious five-year sustainability plan. Targets were set in a number of key areas, including a goal to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 40 per cent.Read More