RMC Mission

Our mission is to provide an environmentally responsible program in partnership with government and the Canadian public that:

  • Manages the environmentally responsible disposal of Canada's stocks of surplus ozone-depleting refrigerants for the Canadian refrigeration and air conditioning industries;
  • Meets the objective of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to minimize and avoid the ultimate release of these substances to the environment; and
  • Ensures that all surplus ozone-depleting refrigerants will be managed in the most environmentally responsible manner to minimize the depletion of the ozone layer and reduce green house gas emissions.

The counter below shows some of the RMC Program's environmental accomplishments to date:

Ozone depleting substances — such as CFCs and HCFCs — are also potent greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases that trap the sun's energy in the lower atmosphere, ultimately contributing to global climate change. To date, the RMC program has reduced GHG emissions by the number of kilograms displayed in the above counter