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.

Spreading the TRANSCAER® Safety Message from Coast to Coast

In the spring and summer of 2014, TRANSCAER® Canada reached out to almost a dozen communities of all sizes across Canada – with the help of the Safety Train, TRANSCAER®’s converted railcar. The classroom on wheels spent the summer months rolling its way across the country, training first responders and educating the public about the safe transportation of dangerous goods.

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Turning to New Feedstock Sources at NOVA Chemicals’ Corunna Site

At NOVA Chemicals’ Corunna, Ontario site, the company is turning to natural gas liquids as a way to support growing North American demand for its products and to position the facility for long-term competitiveness. This change, along with process improvements, is expected to significantly reduce the plant’s emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides (key air pollutants), and carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas).

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Building a Culture of Safety at MEGlobal

As a Responsible Care® company, safety is something MEGlobal has embedded in its corporate culture. And it has paid off. In 2014, the company was recognized by the Industrial Occupational Safety and Health Council (IOSH) for its outstanding safety record at its Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss Alberta facilities.

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Jungbunzlauer Does its Part to Protect our Waterways

At Jungbunzlauer Canada’s manufacturing site in Port Colborne, Ontario the company is doing its part to make waterways cleaner by reducing the nitrate (NO3) ion discharged in the process effluent.

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Evonik Canada’s Award Winning Water Purifying and Waste Reduction Processes

Evonik Canada’s Gibbons, Alberta site has successfully implemented a reverse osmosis (RO) system that has significantly enhanced the facility’s water purification and waste reduction programs – and won the company some awards as a result.

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Cytec invests in Innovative Niagara Plant Expansion

Cytec Industries Inc. invested $160 million to complete an expansion of its Welland manufacturing plant, located near Niagara Falls, Ontario. The expansion doubles Cytec’s phosphine and phosphine derivative manufacturing capacity, making it the largest and most technologically advanced phosphine plant in the world.

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