ICC Becomes First Associate Member of The Canadian Chemical Producers Association
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—September 12, 2005—ICC Compliance Center has been accepted as the first associate member of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association (CCPA), an Ottawa-based nonprofit organization representing more than 60 member and partner companies who account for over 90% of chemical manufacturing operations in Canada.
The CCPA represents and promotes Canada's chemical industry, committed to a vision of an industry that is competitive, responsible and credible. It is a member-driven organization, known for its ability to develop clear and innovative direction focused on creating a safe and favorable climate for the Canadian chemical industry.
In response to deal more directly with public concern over chemicals and their impact on the world in which we live, CCPA launched in 1985, "Responsible Care: A Total Commitment," the most significant initiative undertaking in its 37-year history. Responsible Care was a new ethic for the safe and environmentally sound management of chemicals throughout their cycle. Since then, the ethic has spread to other parts of the globe as a consequence of the leadership of CCPA's members, where is now evident in 52 countries.
Previously limiting membership to basic chemical and resin manufacturers, the CCPA has recently made an executive decision to expand membership to affiliate companies engaged in supplying the Canadian chemical industry. "We are pleased and very proud to become the first associate member of CCPA," stated Greg Monette, Director of Canadian Sales for ICC. Greg was the key person at ICC who pursued the membership application process, from initiation to completion, which spanned several months. "We look forward to setting an example for future associate members, through active participation in special committees, providing speakers, and writing articles in CCPA's magazine and newsletter," added Mr. Monette.
The majority of CCPA members and partners are ICC customers and therefore, sees a good fit in leveraging it regulatory expertise as a value-added augmentation to the Responsible Care initiative. One of the major components of Responsible Care is Transportation Code of Practice, which governs CCPA members' responsibilities of chemical transportation via truck, rail, sea, air, and pipeline.