Taking Care

Responsible Care®


When Responsible Care was developed in 1985, it was an expression of the chemistry industry’s commitment to safety.  Over the years it has evolved into the industry’s commitment to sustainability – the betterment of society, the environment and the economy. NOVA Chemicals is proud to be a founding member and leader of Responsible Care.

Our work at NOVA Chemicals results in plastic products that take care of food, water and other goods vital to life. To enable these products, we must first take care of the people, places, materials and processes that make them possible. We take care with respect to our operations, communities, products and the environment. Taking Care is a way to think and a way to work. It’s our particular approach for putting Responsible Care into practice.

At NOVA Chemicals, we believe we can help shape a world where the products vital to our lives – our health and happiness – are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are dedicated to being a leader in innovation that enables our customers to deliver products that make everyday life healthier, easier and safer. This starts with creating plastics solutions that are consistent and reliable; that perform as they are meant to perform and adhere to the highest quality standards. This is the foundation of our commitment to behave responsibly, while creating opportunities for our employees, delivering value to our stakeholders and taking care of our planet.

At NOVA Chemicals, we believe we can help shape a world where the products vital to our lives – our health and happiness – are even better tomorrow than they are today.

Our continued success depends on understanding and respecting the needs and interests of stakeholders at every stage of our operations. We think of stakeholders as persons or groups who are directly or indirectly affected by our operations, as well as those who may have interests or have the ability to influence outcomes. We welcome input from outside individuals and groups on all aspects of our operations. Reach us at care@novachem.com.

Learn More

NOVA Chemicals Resources


NOVA Chemicals Responsible Care & Sustainability Policy

NOVA Chemicals 2016 Sustainability Report

2015 NOVA Chemicals Responsible Care Verification Report

Industry Relations


American Chemistry Council (ACC):     Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC): The ACC and the CIAC are both members of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA): Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA): The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI):