Responsible Care® Awards

Launched in 2022, the Responsible Care® awards recognize companies that exemplify leadership and outstanding performance in implementing Responsible Care over the past year.



There are four code-based awards:
  • Operations Award: For contributions in transportation, occupational health and safety, process safety, and/or resource conservation.
  • Stewardship Award: For contributions in product stewardship, value chain stewardship, and/or research and development.
  • Accountability Award: For contributions in community engagement and/or equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Company of the Year: For organizations that have exemplified each code, as well as the codes as a whole.


Jean Bélanger, founder of Responsible Care

The program also includes three awards that align with the Responsible Care ethic and principles
  • The Jean Bélanger Award: To honour individuals who reflect Responsible Care in all aspects of their life.
  • The Women in Chemistry Award: To recognize women who are seen as leaders in the field of chemistry.
  • The Excellence in Partnership Award: To honour implementation partners who has provided significant value to Responsible Care.


We invite all CIAC Members, CIAC Plastics Division Members, and other stakeholders to nominate or apply for one or more of these awards. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023.

Submission form
For eligibility criteria and other information, please see our Awards Package.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony event in October 2023. Stay tuned for more details!

For questions please contact Danielle Muhanzi, Responsible Care Coordinator.