The Responsible Care Ethic and Principles for Sustainability

Our Responsible Care Program is founded on the Responsible Care Ethic and Principles for Sustainability, a sustainability initiative recognized by the United Nations and adopted by the global chemical industry. It is based on the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s (CIAC) Responsible Care® ethic, principles for sustainability, and codes of practice, and follows a “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle to enable continual improvement.

Our commitment to Responsible Care and sustainability compels us to:

  • Work for the improvement of people’s lives and the environment, while striving to do no harm
  • Be accountable and responsive to the public, especially our local communities, who have the right to understand the risks and benefits of what we do
  • Take preventative action to protect health and the environment
  • Innovate for safer products and processes that conserve resources and provide enhanced value
  • Engage with our business partners to ensure the stewardship and security of our products, services, and raw materials throughout their life cycles
  • Understand and meet expectations for social responsibility
  • Work with all stakeholders for public policy and standards that enhance sustainability, and act to advance legal requirements and to meet or exceed their letter and spirit
  • Promote awareness of Responsible Care, and inspire others to commit to these principles