Mission of the Chlorine Institute

The Chlorine Institute exists to support the chlor-alkali industry in advancing safe, secure, environmentally compatible, and sustainable production, distribution, and use of its mission chemicals*.

*CI’s mission chemicals: chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, sodium hypochlorite, the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.


The Chlorine Institute accomplishes its mission by:

  1. Improving the safety, human health and environmental protection performance of chlor-alkali producers, packagers, distributors, and users.
  2. Fostering the development of regulations that support the achievement of continuous improvement and voluntary mechanisms that preclude the need for new government regulations.
  3. Positioning the Institute as an authoritative and credible source of technical and safety related information and emergency response procedures to prevent and mitigate the release of chlorine and other mission chemicals.


The Chlorine Institute's strategic plan is below:


The Chlorine Institute’s ultimate goal is enhancing safety. All of our work towards this goal is guided and informed by CI’s commitments to:

  • Safety
  • Member Synergy
  • Respect
  • Diverse/Involved Team
  • Integrity