SPIK, which stands for Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika, or the Chemical Industries Association of the Philippines was organized in 1977 in Manila by chemical company executives who saw the need to strengthen their industry’s representation in the government, private, and even the international market. SPIK enables them to promote the chemical industry and eventually contribute to the development of the country. SPIK has grown to having 75 member firms that represent the Philippines’ biggest chemical companies and major industry players. SPIK members are classified according to nine industry categories.
In 1996, SPIK was granted approval by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to launch locally the program called Responsible Care, a global chemical industry initiative designed to guide the industry in managing chemicals and in protecting and improving the health, safety, and environment of the industry stakeholders and their surrounding communities.
SPIK also represents the Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Nations Chemical Industries Club (ACIC), an alliance that coordinates efforts of the chemical industry in the region. ACIC serves as the sole body that defines, implements, and manages cooperation among the national chemical industries in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. ACIC disseminates information and conducts activities that enhance competitiveness of the regional chemical industry. ACIC’s Board of Director’s Conference facilitates intra-regional gathering and networking, consultation, and exchange of views among members.
In 2010, SPIK amended its by-laws to enable other chemical industry players to participate in SPIK activities. The previous by-laws allowed only chemical manufacturers to be members, but now, membership is open to suppliers and importers of chemicals and chemical products, as well as firms engaged in services vital to the industry like logistics, recycling, and disposal of chemicals.
SPIK serves as a force within the chemical industry to assist members achieve competitiveness in the manufacture of quality products, in a way that safeguards the environment, and pro-actively and effectively addresses government and community as well as global opportunities.
To be the champion for the promotion, development and prosperity of the Philippine chemical industry with the active engagement of its members in the areas of advocacy, best practices sharing, Responsible Care and nation-building.
International Council of Chemical Associates (ICCA) – http://www.icca-chem.org/
American Chemistry Council (ACC) – http://www.americanchemistry.com/
ASEAN Chemistry Industry Club (ACIC)
European Chemical Industries Association (CEFIC) – http://www.cefic.org/
Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) –
Federation of Philippine Industry – http://www.cefic.org/
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – http://www.philippinechamber.com
Philippine Exporter Confederation – http://www.philexport.ph
Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) – http://www.jcia-net.or.jp/index_e.html
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) – http://www.scic.sg
Chemical Industry Council of Malaysia (CICM) – http://www.cicm.org.my
Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM) – http://papmpaints.org
Philippine Plastic Industry Association (PPIA) –
Philippine Oleochemical Manufacturers Association (POMA)
Progressive Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (PAPIM)
Association of Petrochemical Manufacturers of the Philippines (APMP)
Bureau of Custom (BOC) – http://customs.gov.ph
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – http://www.fda.gov.ph
Department of Trade and Industry – Board of Investments (DTI-BOI) – http://investphilippines.gov.ph
Department of Environment and National Resources – Environment Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) – http://www.emb.gov.ph
Department of Labor and Employment – Occupational Safety and Health Center – (DOLE-OSHC) – http://www.oshc.dole.gov.ph
Anti-Terrorism Council – Program Management Center (ATC-PMC) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – http://www.pdea.gov.ph
Philippine National Police – Firearms and Explosive Office (PNP-FEO) Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – http://www.dost.gov.ph
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) – http://www.tesda.gov.ph