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The CAIA's origins can be traced back over 50 years

The South African chemical industry is represented by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) which has 164 members including chemical manufacturers, traders and industry service providers.

As an association that forms part of a worldwide network of chemical industry associations, CAIA seeks to promote the continuous improvement of performance in the safety, health and environmental arenas as well as to boost productivity and competitiveness of the chemical and allied industries in South Africa, thereby enhancing their sustainability.

Members are mainly big and medium size companies drawn from base chemicals, fertilizers, plastics in primary form, pesticides and other agricultural products, explosives and speciality chemicals. CAIA’s primary goals are to promote Responsible Care®, to earn public trust for the chemical industry, to improve the efficiency of its advocacy efforts, to support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology and to create maximum value for member companies. The Association interacts with a number of employer bodies, the Chemical Industries’ Education & Training Authority, various professional societies and other associations representing sub-sections of the industry. CAIA is the custodian of the global Responsible Care® initiative, which was launched in South Africa in 1994. Through this initiative, companies make a formal public commitment to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance. CAIA operates through a board comprised of Chief Executive Officers of member companies, and the day-to-day running of the association is led by the Executive Director, Deidré Penfold.

KEY BENEFITS OF CAIA MEMBERSHIP

01
Access to Government through our advocacy activities on a range of issues that directly affect business.
02
Support on occupational safety, health and environmental issues through the Responsible Care® initiative.
03
Assistance in the promotion of skills through the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA).
04
Opportunities to meet with Government through site visits aimed at improving the understanding of, and challenges facing, the industry.
05
Representation at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in the development of relevant national standards.

 

CAIA’S PRIMARY GOALS ARE TO:

01
Represent and advocate members’ interests,
02
Promote Responsible Care® and monitor its implementation,
03
Earn public trust for the chemical industry,
04
Support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology, and
05
Create maximum value for its member companies.

History of CAIA:

The Main members

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association(CAIA) was established in 1994 to represent a wide range of interests throughout the chemical industry in South Africa.

As an association that forms part of a worldwide network of chemical industry associations, CAIA seeks to promote the continuous improvement of performance in the safety, health and environmental arenas as well as to boost productivity and competitiveness of the chemical and allied industries in South Africa, thereby enhancing their sustainability.

CAIA maintains a constructive relationship with Government and NGOs so that industry is represented at the policy and legislative level.

CAIA is the custodian of the global Responsible Care® initiative in South Africa. This voluntary initiative has been adopted by 57 countries. Through this initiative, companies make a formal public commitment to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance.

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