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Chemical Industry Leaders Recognized for Improved Performance and Commitment to Health and Safety Programs

Contact: Jenny Heumann, (202) 249-6520  
Email: jenny_heumann@americanchemistry.com

Awards presented at annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo in Miami

Miami, FL (April 18, 2011) – The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care Awards Program recognizes those companies and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to improved environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance in the chemical sector.

“Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s commitment to sustainability, enabling us to enhance environmental protection and public health, as well as improve worker safety and plant security,” said Greg Babe, chair of ACC’s Board Committee on Responsible Care and president and CEO of Bayer Corp. “The Responsible Care Awards Program recognizes those companies that are among the industry’s very best performers, those companies that are leading the way to face EHS&S challenges today, to ensure that the industry is safer and more secure.”

ACC Responsible Care award winners qualify based on exemplary performance, and are selected by an external expert committee. The following awards were presented this year at the 2011 Responsible Care Conference & Exposition:

The Responsible Care Employee of the Year Award is presented to one member and one Partner company employee for outstanding leadership in Responsible Care. This year’s employee awards go to: Karen Lyall with ExxonMobil Chemical Company (member company) and Dean McInnis with Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminal (Partner company).

The Responsible Care Partner Award recognizes the performance and excellent safety record of “Partner companies,” those companies involved in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment-disposal and/or sales and marketing of chemicals. This year’s Responsible Care Partner award winners are: A. Duie Pyle, Inc., based in West Chester, Pa.; Union Tank Car Company, based in Chicago; and Westway Terminal Company LLC, based in New Orleans.

The Responsible Care Performance Award recognizes those member companies who excelled at helping ACC meet industry-wide safety and product stewardship targets. This year’s winning companies include:

  • Carus Corporation
  • Celanese
  • Champion Technologies, Inc.
  • Chemtura
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
  • El Dorado Nitrogen, LP
  • ERCO Worldwide, Inc.
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • Jones-Hamilton Company
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Niacet Corporation
  • NOVA Chemicals, Inc.
  • Nova Molecular Technology, Inc.
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Royal DSM N.V.
  • Sartomer USA, LLC
  • Taminco
  • The HallStar Company
  • TPC Group, Inc.
  • Vive Nano

The Responsible Care Facility Safety Certificate is presented to member companies based on achievements in employee health and safety performance. The following companies are receiving ACC’s 2011 Facility Safety Certificates:

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Inc.
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Arch Chemicals, Inc.
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Carus Corporation
  • Chemtura
  • Chevron Oronite Company, LLC
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
  • Dow
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • El Dorado Nitrogen, LP
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Evonik Degussa Corporation
  • Ferro Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • ICL North America
  • Infineum USA, LP
  • ISP Chemco, Inc.
  • Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC
  • Nalco
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
  • Praxair, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division
  • Rhodia, Inc.
  • Royal DSM NV
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • Sartomer USA, LLC
  • SNF Holding Company
  • Solvay America, Inc.
  • Taminco
  • Texas Brine Company, LLC
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • TPC Group, Inc.
  • W.R. Grace & Company

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