Policy areas

Sustainability Policy

Advocating for a better tomorrow 

We encounter numerous environmental and social hurdles that threaten our vision of a sustainable future. To tackle these challenges, we champion policies on behalf of our members that support a just transition; prioritising the development of a low-carbon chemical industry that does not leave our people nor our communities behind. The policies we work on include, but are not limited to:

  • the improvement of resource and waste management to promote a circular economy
  • the protection and restoration of biodiversity
  • sustainability reporting mechanisms that demonstrate accountability and transparency across supply chains.

Sustainable Growth & Innovation

  • CIA Green Finance Position: Taxonomy

  • Materiality assessment

  • CIA’s Vision of Sustainability



Materiality Assessment 

Conducting a materiality assessment has enabled us to better understand the material aspects most significant to our members and their various stakeholders. This has facilitated discussions with members to highlight the risks and opportunities associated with different material topics.

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Our commitment to sustainable development

Our longer-standing and continued efforts on driving health, safety, security and environmental performance improvement – enshrined within our Responsible Care programme – provided us with the essential building blocks to give tangible meaning to sustainable development.

Our sustainability vision >


Our position statements


sustainability graph

Sustainability Reporting Disclosures

Guidance on sustainable finance and taxonomy-related reporting and disclosures. 


Where to start on your sustainability journey

A simple guide on the UK chemical and pharmaceutical sector, focused on companies with limited resources. 

Be part of it

Members are invited to get involved with the Sustainability Strategy Group.
For further information, or to express interest in joining, please contact Charis McInnes at McInnesC@cia.org.uk 

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