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Welcome to Chemissa
The Chemissa website has been established by South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (dti), the Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA), Plastics|SA, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAU), UASA (Union South Africa) and the South African Chemical Workers Union (SACWU) as an information resource for the chemical, plastics and petrochemical industries in Southern Africa and the SADC region. CAIA is the proud host of Chemissa.
The purpose of the website is to provide an information system on the chemical sector. Links guide the user to sites providing information on Chemissa partners, CAIA member and non-member companies, chemical sources, funding and incentive opportunities and other market-related links such as Careers and Skills, Chemistry Directories, Employment, Green Chemistry, Health, Safety & Environment, Industry Organisations, Initiatives, Institutional Support, Legislation, Market Information, Regulation and Research and Innovation.
Responsible Care is the chemical industry's global voluntary initiative under which companies, through national associations like CAIA, work together to continuously improve their safety, health and environment performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes. The Responsible Care ethic helps our industry to operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations, and was commended by UNEP, making a significant contribution to sustainable development at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.