BNAC is helping clients ‘do the right thing when no one is looking’

Chris Richardson


Chris Richardson, President of BNAC Environmental Solutions Inc., has more than 20 years in industrial and agricultural chemicals in North America.

Chris’ father was in the agricultural chemical industry. Taking his father’s lead Chris spent some time in agriculture chemical eventually getting into the industrial chemicals industry. After watching workers work very casually around some harsh and scary chemicals; guys washing hands in methylene chloride, and hearing workers say many times over “it hasn’t killed me yet”, Chris thought there must be a better way. There must be solutions that get the tough jobs done without affecting the long term health of the workers who were face-to-face on a daily basis with harsh chemicals. He established BNAC in 2002 on the Industrial Naturopaths™ vision of offering Biodegradable Natural Alternative Chemistry to replace traditional toxic chemicals for industry and government while providing increase performance and longevity.

Stewart Forbes

Technical Associate

Stewart Forbes has over 40 years of national and international experience working in manufacturing, engineering, and international develop. Roles have covered environmental technology, manufacturing management, project management and organizational development roles.

He has had opportunities to apply this broad experience in Canadian international development projects (CIDA) facilitating capacity building in the public and private sectors for Environment (ISO 14001), Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) and Social Management Systems (ISO 26000 and SA 8000), and Corporate Sustainability Management (GRI and WBCSD).

Stewart also has extensive experience in health, safety and environmental policy implementation of standards and regulations in partnership with stakeholders for strategies that achieve beyond compliance with international agreements and national standards. Stewart’s recent specialization is to included energy management with international and national Greenhouse Gas protocols (ISO 14064), clean technology adaption, and carbon offset assessment.

The Beginning of BNAC

It all started with a small team of committed team members who worked closely with BNAC to develop a methylene chloride replacement for Canadian Autoparts Toyota (CAPTIN), a Toyota manufacturing facility. With that success, CAPTIN became BNAC’s first client. That relationship has earned BNAC the coveted 3-star supplier award from CAPTIN the last two years the awards were issued.

By listening to clients’ requirements, understanding the applications, and using clients’ feedback, BNAC began developing powerfully effective OECD approved products. Some were sourced as a result of niche manufacturing applications and some developed at BNAC’s Delta, BC location.

Now, BNAC’s expanded range of products includes Panolin, the world leader in environmentally considerate lubricants. BNAC’s full product line offers leading edge performance options for mining, manufacturing, rail & marine, automotive, municipal, and commercial operations in North America.

BNAC’s promise is to deliver the Triple Bottom Line – keeping People safe at work, in their part of the Planet, while extending the service life of equipment, lowering costs, and improving Profits for our clients.


The training you have provided our staff and I have helped Excell Railings get through the year. We have increased production by 40%. I’m confident in saying that BNAC was a big part in that growth. In closing I would like to personally thank you for the exceptional service. We could not have been success like we were without BNAC being part of the team.

Stephen ThorntonMaterials & QC Manager - Excell Railing Systems Ltd.

We have had the pleasure in the last couple of months to be associated with Chris Richardson of BNAC Environmental Solutions. As like many companies, there has always been a concern for cleaning products that are not only environmentally safe but also perform well. We have had great success, not only does the Enviro Solvent Replace clean as well as our former petroleum based solvents, but after skimming, the product shown to out last which has lowered our consumption costs. I would not hesitate to recommend this product where cleaning performance and safety are of concern.

Rex BirkhiemMachinist Supervisor - Cam Chain Co. Ltd

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