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.
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
SPIK stands for Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika, or the Chemical Industries Association of the Philippines.
It 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 Board of Directors 2018
DENNIS G. TIRTHDAS
Vice-President Internal Affairs/
Vice-President External Affairs/
Ways & Means Chairman
SUNTRA INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD.
Responsible Care Chairman
PILIPINAS SHELL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
STEPAN QUATERNARIES PHILS., INC
Responsible Care Tri-Cord
Dow Chemical Pacific Ltd.
DORIS P. TORRES
Responsible Care Tri-Cord
STAMM International, Inc.