CIAC supportive of recommendations in Commissioner’s status report update on toxic substances

October 2, 2018

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is supportive of the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development’s report update on Toxic Substances.

“The chemistry industry has deep experience with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and we are supportive with the recommendations for improvement,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.

“We have long believed that the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) has served Canadians exceptionally well and is a world-leading example of transparent and science-based public policy that other jurisdictions look to emulate, but there are always areas where we can improve even further.”

As part of the chemistry industries’ commitment to Responsible Care®, CIAC’s member companies strive for continuous improvement. Enactment of the commissioner’s recommendations around enforcing regulations, evaluating progress and informing the public will only help to increase public confidence and strengthen the safe management of toxic substances.

We look forward to continuing to work with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and other stakeholders to implement the Commissioner’s recommendations and drive continual improvement in managing the risks from toxic chemicals in Canada.

Read the 2018 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada