Univar Solutions' commitment to safety and sustainability
Univar Solutions Canada is deeply commitment to safety and sustainability. As a proud member of Responsible Distribution Canada, safety is the number one priority in all aspects of our global business operations.
We believe safe transport and storage of products, safe operational practices, and safe working conditions enable us to protect our neighbors, employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment. Univar Solutions Canada has a robust emergency management program to ensure safe storage and handling of our products. The program addresses all potential stages of emergency management (preparedness, training, mitigation, response, and recovery) and consists of the following initiatives:
Univar Solutions Canada has a robust emergency management program to ensure safe storage and handling of our products. The program addresses all potential stages of emergency management (preparedness, training, mitigation, response, and recovery) and consists of the following initiatives:
Univar Solutions Canada has prepared for the unlikely event of an emergency by developing an Environmental Emergency (E2) Plan, compliant with the Environmental Emergency Regulations (CEPA 200).
The operating systems at Univar Solutions Canada sites have been engineered to reduce the likelihood of spills and to minimize their impact in the improbable event that a spill does occur. Engineering controls comprise secondary containment, vapor scrubbers, and automatic and emergency shutdown systems.
Safe operations training is conducted for chemical operators involved in the loading, unloading, and blending of site chemicals. This robust training program is part of ensuring safe site operations.
Internal spill response training has been completed for employees that may respond to a spill. Local first responders have access to the emergency plan through Environment Canada and have been involved in site tours and familiarization of potential incidents.
Univar Solutions Canada has trained on-call technical advisers as part of our Transportation Emergency Response Program. These individuals are available as a resource to assist with public communications in the event of an emergency. Technical advisers have been selected from locations throughout Canada and are trained to assist municipal first responders in the event of an incident to ensure public safety and minimal offsite impact.
Spill kits are located throughout the sites for internal response, allowing for quick cleanup containment of liquid in the unlikely event of a spill.
Internal responders have been trained to complete spill response actions in the event of an incident at the site. Internal responders have also been trained on how best to assist contractors and municipal first responders should external resources be required.
A contract for emergency response is in place between Univar Solutions Canada and the Dangerous Goods response service provider. In the unlikely event of an incident beyond the capabilities of our internal response teams, the Dangerous Goods response service provider will be called upon to assist.
Univar Solutions Canada will work with established contacts to assist impacted neighbors and complete site recovery.