Responsible Care® In Action

Responsible Care® Delivers Results

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.

AkzoNobel and ERCO Worldwide Help Launch Emergency Notification System in Saskatoon

AkzoNobel and ERCO Worldwide, in partnership with cheesemaker Saputo and the City of Saskatoon, have helped launch notifynow an automated alert system which can quickly send warning messages directly to the landline telephones, cell phones, and email accounts of all Saskatoon residents.

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Dow Innovates to Reduce NOx Emissions at its Fort Saskatchewan Cogeneration Plant

Dow Chemical Canada has reduced the NOx emissions at its cogeneration plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. by more than 90 per cent. The project, which began several years ago, was motivated by changes to the Alberta Air Emission Standards for Electricity Generation.

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Shell’s Scotford Operation Looks to the Community for Direction

Since 2008, Shell’s Scotford, Alta. facility has turned to residents to better understand their issues, and to learn what Shell can do to improve as a member of their community.

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LANXESS Celebrates 20 years of Community Collaboration

LANXESS is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates, and specialty chemicals. For 20 years, the company’s Sarnia, Ont. operation has turned to local residents for input and suggestions on how LANXESS can best serve its community.

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ERCO Worldwide’s Buckingham, Que. Plant Recognized for Energy Excellence

In 2013, ERCO Worldwide’s Buckingham, Que. plant became the only chemical facility – and just one of nine industrial and commercial installations in the province – to be recognized by Hydro-Québec as an “Elite Energy Saver”.

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DuPont Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill Status

In 2012, after three years of focused effort, DuPont Building Innovations succeeded in becoming a landfill-free enterprise; the company went from producing 37 million kilograms of landfill waste annually, to producing zero.

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