OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Chemistry Industry Association of
Canada (CIAC) released its new Responsible Care® Progress Report today, highlighting its members' performance in workplace and
transportation safety, resource conservation, product stewardship,
community engagement, and emissions and waste reduction.
Based on data from Environment Canada's National Pollutant Release
Inventory and other sources, the report builds on CIAC's more than
20-year track record of monitoring and reporting members' emissions
through Responsible Care® - the association's U.N.-recognized
"CIAC members have made remarkable progress towards improving air and
water quality, reducing greenhouse gases, and conserving resources,"
said CIAC President Richard Paton.
"This report shows how our members are constantly striving to improve
the sustainability of their operations."
The 2014 Responsible Care® Progress Report found that since 1992, CIAC members have:
reduced discharges to water by 98 per cent;
reduced emissions of toxins targeted by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act by 89 per cent;
substantially reduced emissions of air pollutants such as nitrogen
oxides (by 61 per cent) and sulphur dioxide (by 85 per cent);
reduced the global-warming potential of their operations by 65 per cent;
reduced the number of injuries and illnesses at their workplaces by more
than 70 per cent; and
reduced their production of hazardous waste for disposal by 79 per cent
over 1995 levels.
Today, a unit of Canadian chemical product is manufactured with 88 per
cent fewer emissions than in 1992.
To read the complete 2014 Responsible Care® Progress Report, visit: canadianchemistry.ca/rc-report-2014
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the voice of Canada's
$47-billion chemistry sector. 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 87,000 Canadians directly, and supports another
435,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.
SOURCE: Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
For further information:
CIAC Public Affairs (613) 237-6215 ext. 239