An introduction to the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Championing Canada’s Chemistry and Plastics Sectors

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is THE association for leaders in Canada’s chemistry and plastic sectors—adding $55 billion to the Canadian economy. The Association represents close to 200 members and partners across the country. Our members transform raw materials like natural gas liquids, oil, minerals, electricity, plastic resins and biomass into the building blocks needed to manufacture some 70,000 products that we depend on every day. Additionally, our Plastics Division represents the interests of the full plastics value chain including resin producers, processors/converters, equipment suppliers, recyclers and brand owners. We provide coordination and leadership on key issues including innovation, investment, plastics, taxation, health and safety, environment, and regulatory initiatives.


members & partners across the country.

CIAC Advocacy

CIAC aims to shape public policy which supports industry investment, jobs, and the environment. We take a pragmatic and evidence-based approach to represent our members’ interests for the benefit of all Canadians. Our advocacy areas include chemicals management and health, the environment, plastics and the circular economy, competitiveness and trade, and safe, reliable transportation.

Responsible Care®

All CIAC members follow the Responsible Care® commitment. These U.N.-recognized sustainability ethics and principles cover all aspects of our members’ business, over the entire life cycle of a product. They compel companies to innovate for the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy.


Operation Clean Sweep®*(OCS) is an international program designed to prevent pellet, flake and powder loss and the potential introduction of pellets to the marine environment where they create both a litter problem and a threat to sea life and wildlife. OCS focuses on implementation of good housekeeping to achieve containment and zero loss of pellets, flakes and powders.

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