OTTAWA, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) was pleased to accept the Association Award for Sustainable Leadership
at the GLOBE 2014 conference in Vancouver today. The annual GLOBE
conference is North America's largest forum on business and the
Today's award recognizes CIAC's almost 30-year commitment to Responsible Care® ─ the association's U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative, now
practised in more than 60 countries around the world.
Guided by the Responsible Care® ethic to "Do the Right Thing, and Be
Seen to Do the Right Thing", CIAC and its members strive to meet
Canadians' expectations for community and environmental protection,
employee health and safety, product stewardship, and social engagement.
CIAC members also constantly innovate to provide safer and more
environmentally friendly products and processes, and work to eliminate
harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.
"CIAC is absolutely delighted to receive this GLOBE Award," said Bob
Masterson, CIAC's Vice-President of Responsible Care®.
"It's recognition that the Responsible Care® ethic isn't just a slogan -
it's a benchmark for guiding our decisions. It inspires us to do
better, to think more deeply, and to engage more broadly in our pursuit
of sustainability, both within our operations and communities, and when
we're working to provide solutions to global issues affecting our
environment and society."
Since 2002, the GLOBE Foundation has recognized business leaders for outstanding achievements in
environmental stewardship through the GLOBE Awards for Environmental
Excellence. Considered to be the most high-profile national awards
series of its kind, the GLOBE Awards are judged by a panel of experts
recognized in the Canadian business community. The GLOBE Association
Award for Sustainable Leadership is presented to an organization that
represents an industry, sector, or business collaborative that has
shown leadership by going beyond regulatory compliance to develop a
collective commitment to improve environmental performance in
partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations,
communities, and other stakeholders.
CIAC represents the interests of Canada's leading chemistry companies -
from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to
bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D
companies. Canada's chemistry industry employs 84,000 Canadians
directly, and supports another 420,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.
SOURCE: Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
For further information:
Director, Public Affairs
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
613-237-6215 ext. 239