Canada Colors and Chemicals Limited is committed to taking every practical precaution towards ensuring that its products and operations do not present an unacceptable level of risk to its employees, customers, the public or the environment.
In this regard, CCC will handle, manufacture, transport and distribute chemicals, chemical products, wastes and services in accordance with the following Responsible Care Guiding Principles.
- Provide information on the hazards of chemicals and chemical products to its customers enabling them to use and dispose of products in a safe manner and make such information available to the public on request.
- Provide information on the hazards and associated risks of distribution activities to employees, contractors, visitors, sub-distributors and to those in the community who have an interest.
- Make Responsible Care an early and integral part of the planning process leading to new products, processes or operating facilities.
- Increase the emphasis on the understanding of its existing products and their uses and ensure that a high level of understanding of its products and their potential hazards is achieved prior to and throughout commercial development.
- Comply with all legal requirements that affect its operations, products and services.
- Be responsive and sensitive to community concern.
- Work actively with, and assist governments and selected organizations, to foster and encourage and equitable and attainable standards.
Our Commitment to Social Responsibility
CCC takes its social responsibility seriously and in the event of serious incidents, we want to ensure preparation steps are taken. CCC purchases and offers for transport a variety of flammable liquids via rail.
CCC has strong ties with local authorities to react to incidents by rail through our emergency response plans. The purpose of this document is to assist local communities to plan and prepare for potential rail incidents involving the transportation of dangerous goods, specifically flammable liquids, such as crude oil, diesel fuel and gasoline. It is designed to be used by local emergency planners as a template that can be tailored to address identified hazards as they pertain to flammable liquids being transported by rail through or near the community as a component of a local emergency response plan.
This document also offers a generic plan for police, rescue, medical and firefighting operations to combat the effects of a major rail incident involving flammable liquids occurring within the community. It is a useful template to establish procedures designed to protect life, property and the environment.
Transport Canada: You are not alone! Emergency Response Planning for Rail Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids.