Our Commitment to Responsible Care®
As a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), DuPont is committed to sustainability through Responsible Care®. The CIAC represents more than 50 companies involved in Canada’s business of chemistry. DuPont, along with the other CIAC member companies, is committed to protecting people and the environment through the responsible management of the materials we produce, store, and transport in Canada.
Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry's commitment to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy. Its ethic and principles compel member companies to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work cooperatively to identify and eliminate harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.
Responsible Care® is our commitment to continuous improvement of all aspects of the chemistry industry's environmental, health, and safety performance and to ensuring openness about its activities and its achievements.
Our members are expected to seek out the public’s concerns and address them.
Responsible Care® covers all aspects of a company's business, including environmental protection, resource conservation, occupational health and safety, process safety, research and development, transportation, product stewardship, purchasing, security, and social responsibility. It requires engagement with plant-site neighbours, communities along transportation corridors, emergency responders, critics and advocates, as well as with governments at all levels, to advance laws and regulations in support of sustainability.
The rigorous Responsible Care® ethic has spread to more than 50 countries around the world since it was launched in 1985 by the CIAC (formerly the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association - CCPA).