CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT FOR FINAL PHASE OF THE CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PLAN

May 31, 2016

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased with the federal government’s recent announcement to invest $491.8 million over the next five years to continue delivering on Canada’s world-leading Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).

Over the last 10 years, the CMP has categorized and assessed over 20,000 substances in Canada, and taken appropriate regulatory action. With this investment, the remaining 1550 priority substances identified under the CMP will be assessed.

“Canada is using sound science and appropriate regulatory tools to safeguard Canadians and the environment.” says CIAC President and CEO Bob Masterson. “The Chemicals Management Plan is an efficient and effective use of public and private resources that takes a risk-based approach to evaluating chemical substances.”

“The CMP has been, and remains on course to be, a stunning public policy success and is being used as the basis for chemicals management reform in the U.S. and other jurisdictions around the world.”

Canada’s chemistry industry remains committed to working with the government and stakeholders to ensure the objectives of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999) and the CMP are met.

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry and represents more than 50 members and partners across the country. The chemistry industry is a $53 billion industry, employing 82,000 Canadians and supporting another 410,000 jobs in Canada. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care® – the association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative.