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New federal budget appropriate to current crisis circumstances, CIAC

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) acknowledges the new federal budget tabled yesterday will play an important role in supporting Canadians and Canadian businesses as they continue to cope with the current unprecedented public health and economic crisis. The budget also sends important signals and provides foundational fiscal supports for the future direction of the Canadian economy […]

CIAC welcomes federal government’s tabling of the new CEPA modernization legislation

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes the federal government’s tabling of legislation to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) today. We are pleased to see a legislative recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the preamble of the Act, in keeping with our U.N.–recognized Responsible Care® initiative.    “CEPA 99 and the legislated risk-based approach to Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan represent the global gold standard for protecting the […]

Q&A with BASF Canada’s new President, Apala Mukherjee

February 9, Apala Mukherjee was appointed President of BASF Canada effective March 1. She will chair BASF Canada’s Executive Committee, head its Leadership Team and lead internal business support groups, including Market and Customer Development and Sustainability. Ms. Mukherjee has held various positions within BASF Groups including Director of Sustainability of Value Chains in Florham […]

CIAC and Women Building Futures announce the John Vincett Responsible Care® Award

Women Building Futures and CIAC  are proud to announce the John Vincett Responsible Care Award. This award was inspired by the legacy of John Philip Vincett, a prominent champion of the Responsible Care Initiative in Canada’s chemistry sector. Responsible Care requires companies to engage with communities near facilities and along transportation corridors, emergency responders, governments, and […]

CIAC recognizes Marcelo Lu for his extraordinary work supporting the chemistry industry in Canada

Today, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) presented the prestigious CIAC Chair Award to Marcelo Lu, outgoing President of BASF Canada. In presenting the award, current Chair and Chemicals Business Manager, Imperial Oil, Peter Noble recognized Mr. Lu as a “tireless promoter of CIAC, Canada’s chemistry industry and the Responsible Care® ethic that guides […]

CIAC supports federal government’s refocused climate change plan

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) signaled it support in principle for Canada’s updated climate change plan announced today. “We are pleased to see that the federal government listened to industries’ challenges and is working to develop carbon policies recognizing emission-intensive, trade-exposed sectors. By stating its intention to eliminate industrial solid and gaseous fuels […]

Canada’s chemistry sector sees opportunities and challenges on the road to carbon zero

Canada’s chemistry industry shares Canadians concerns on the impacts of a changing climate and the urgency of reducing emissions in line with scientific evidence and Canada’s international commitments. Achieving the ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions for all of Canada by 2050 will require chemistry-based solutions, says Bob Masterson, President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of […]

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

Advocacy efforts to focus on building a circular economy for plastics November 13, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) today announced they are joining forces to create a new plastics division to be housed within the CIAC. Pending CIAC and CPIA Board and member approval, the […]

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