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Through meaningful progress on our commitments towards a circular economy, resilient supply chain in Canada and support for the communities in which we operate across the country, NOVA Chemicals is building responsible momentum through sustainable innovation in Canadian plastics.

We are always promoting a sustainable future, responsible growth for our economy and true Canadian leadership through innovation.

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures the important innovative materials that make everyday life healthier, easier, and safer. As a Canadian company, our purpose is to help shape a world where the plastic products that are even better tomorrow than they are today.

Reusable. Recyclable. Responsible.

At NOVA Chemicals, one of our top priorities is to make plastic products more sustainable, every day. We are working towards a zero plastic waste future by innovating to develop the plastics circular economy, driving decarbonization across our organization, promoting sustainable practices, and proactively and responsibly managing our operational impacts to air, water, land, and biodiversity.

View our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report to read more about our ambition to build a circular economy for plastics.

Plastics are a vital part of Canadians’ lives and we know Canadians want more responsible plastic products, so we’re always thinking differently about how to create better products that work for people and the planet. We do this by investing in innovative recyclable, reusable plastic in Canada to achieve end-to-end cycles of use and reuse.


Made in Canada Solutions

As a Canadian company with a long positive track record in the communities we operate in, we employ more than 1,700 people between our headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, and operations in Ontario.  NOVA Chemicals is always expanding and exploring how we can better the well-being and growth of our employees and the communities where we live.

Part of our commitment as a Canadian company is supporting local businesses — all while creating innovative, responsible plastic products that Canadians need.

NOVA Chemicals Builds a New Community Trail
NOVA Chemicals opened a new 89-hectare (220-acre) nature trail for community use near its Joffre Site in Alberta. The Nature Trail boasts four different marked walking trails, scenic viewpoints, benches for resting and picnic areas.  

Innovation that Moves Canada Forward

Plastic is part of Canadian life and items we need, every day – from materials in our medical labs for essential care to next-generation moisture barrier resin that expands the recyclability of food packaging.  At NOVA Chemicals we are always investing in the development of leading technology and the people that make those solutions possible.

Innovating Today
As leaders in innovation, we are also constantly seeking new ways to work with our Canadian partners to create more innovative solutions, building real momentum and a bold ambition to create a plastics circulate economy to design a low carbon, zero plastic waste future.

NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem Advance Commercialization of Made-in-Alberta Chemical Recycling Technology
Training for Tomorrow
As part of our commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for Canadian children, we work with charitable organizations like Let’s Talk Science to promote STEM learning in Canada. Through education we’re investing in the next generation of responsible, science-based innovators with Canada’s future in mind.

Read more about NOVA Chemicals $500,000 investment in STEM education for Canadian children through Let’s Talk Science