We are Canada’s chemistry industry
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s members create solutions to the world’s toughest problems, while adhering to Responsible Care® – our association’s internationally-recognized sustainability initiative. Our members and partners produce essential building-blocks for Canadian manufacturing, and provide innovative technology, marketing, research and development, transportation and other services to the Canadian chemistry industry.
Find out more about us, here.
CIAC celebrates 20 years of Reducing Emissions
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is proud to present the 20th anniversary edition of its Reducing Emissions report
. Reducing Emissions
summarizes the overall environmental performance of all CIAC members’ operations, and is proof that Responsible Care®
Today, a unit of Canadian chemical product is manufactured with 87 per cent fewer emissions than in 1992.
To learn more about the chemistry industry’s emissions track record, click here
CIAC− Celebrating 50 years as the voice of Canada's chemistry industry
As CIAC enters its 50th year, it’s fitting to reflect on the origins of our association and what we have achieved over the past five decades.
CIAC started in 1962 as the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association, with a small group of companies located in Quebec and Ontario. Like most business associations, CCPA’s exclusive purpose was to deal with economic issues. However, as the chemistry industry evolved over the next two decades, it faced a number of domestic and international safety incidents, (including the infamous Mississauga train derailment) which forced the association to rethink its “raison d’être”.
The reality was that the public did not trust the chemistry industry. Recognizing that, in 1985, Canada’s chemistry CEOs began developing Responsible Care®− an industry-led responsibility initiative. CCPA became the first Canadian business association to require its members to commit to a set of principles as a condition of their membership. Responsible Care required members to do the right thing, and ultimately, to be seen to be doing the right thing through public verifications.
Read CIAC President Richard Paton’s complete message here.
CEPA Update Conference 2013
In June 2013, the ICG will present its ever-popular CEPA Update Conference on current developments in the regulation of new and existing substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Industry experts, along with representatives from Environment Canada and Health Canada, will deliver the presentations and be available to discuss your areas of interest.
For full anticipated conference highlights and additional information please view the Final Program (PDF).