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.
NOVA Chemicals is a major producer of ethylene, polyethylene and styrenic polymers. As part of the planning process for expanding its Joffre, Alta. site in the 1990s, NOVA surveyed neighbouring farmers about their crop yields, and helped to initiate the Ethylene Crop Research Project.Read More