The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada released its 19th consecutive Reducing Emissions report today, summarizing the overall environmental performance of its member-companies’ manufacturing operations.

The report documents the consistent progress that CIAC members have made in reducing their emissions since 1992 (the first year that the association began gathering emissions data). Since that time, CIAC members have:

  • Reduced releases of known and probable carcinogens by 96 per cent
  • Eliminated 73 per cent of emissions of 13 high-priority substances targeted by Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan
  • Reduced the global warming potential of their operations by 63 per cent
  • Dcreased the ozone-depleting potential of their operations by 99 per cent

Today, a unit of chemical product is manufactured with 88 per cent fewer emissions than in 1992.

Clean air and clean water are important priorities for Canada’s chemistry industry. CIAC’s ongoing, transparent reporting of emissions is a vital part of its public commitment to Responsible Care® − the association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative. CIAC and its member-companies welcome the opportunity to engage Canadians in discussions about the emissions and reduction projections presented in the Reducing Emissions report.

For more information, contact:

Michael Bourque
Vice-President, External Relations
(613) 237-6215 ext. 225