CIAC announces 2022 Responsible Care® Award recipients 

Left to right: Jeff Stevens, Bob Masterson, Ran Xu, Gustavo Parra, Apala Mukherjee, Brad Apking, Catherine Clark, Anthony Pasteris, Peter Noble.

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2022 Responsible Care® Awards. The winners were announced at special ceremony in Ottawa on October 17, 2023.

Responsible Care companies strive to the ethic to “do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing.” Our dedicated members are constantly innovating and working toward safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve their environmental, health, and safety performance. 

This year, CIAC launched seven new Responsible Care awards to recognize companies and individuals that exemplify leadership and outstanding performance based on the implementation and execution of Responsible Care over the past year. 

“I am delighted to be able to formally recognize these outstanding companies and individuals for their exceptional work in living the Responsible Care ethic this year. Each one of these recipients went above and beyond to ‘do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing,’” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC. 

The 2022 award recipients are:  

  • Operations Award: BASF Canada 
  • Stewardship Award: Methanex Corporation 
  • Accountability Award: Methanex Corporation 
  • Company of the Year Award: Methanex Corporation 
  • Jean Bélanger Award: Peter Noble 
  • Women in Chemistry Award: Ran Xu 
  • Excellence in Partnership Award: Minerva Canada Safety Management Education Inc. 

“My heartfelt congratulations to all our winners and nominees. It was a difficult decision as we had many top-tier applications highlighting all the great work done by our member companies and partners and many individual contributors,” said Mr. Masterson.  

For nearly 40 years, Canada’s chemistry sector has led the journey towards safe, responsible, and sustainable chemical manufacturing through its U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative, Responsible Care. Founded in Canada in 1985, it is now practiced in 73 countries and by 96 of the 100 largest chemical producers in the world. 

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