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WASHINGTON (May 3, 2018) – At the 2018 Responsible Care Conference and Expo this week, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored 13 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2016. ACC presented a total of 39 awards to these companies, 13 of which were deemed programs of “Exceptional Merit.” 

The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. Member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans.

“Chemistry makes important contributions to energy efficiency and sustainability,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “By implementing energy efficiency programs and projects, our companies also reduce costs and enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace.”

The 2018 Energy Efficiency Award winners were selected from the following five categories:

The “Energy Efficiency Program” award is given to companies with broad programs to achieve energy-efficiency improvements, with components such as establishing energy teams, goal setting, communications, management support and recognition.

The “Significant Improvement in Manufacturing” award is given to companies that improve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations through technical innovations, creative projects or novel procedures or actions.

The “Environmental Impact” award is given for initiatives with substantial environmental benefits, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to improvements in energy efficiency.

The “Non-Manufacturing Improvement” award is given for improvements resulting from energy-efficient lighting, insulation and other building improvements, as well as other non-manufacturing energy improvements.

The “Public Outreach” award is given for an effective program of involvement with the community regarding energy efficiency and related environmental impact activities.

The companies receiving awards in 2018 are:

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • BASF Corporation  
  • Celanese  
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP  
  • Dow
  • DuPont  
  • Eastman Chemical Company  
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company  
  • Hexion Inc.  
  • The Lubrizol Corporation  
  • Olin Corporation  
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • SABIC  

Below is a summary of the awards by category. Some companies won multiple awards for each category. An asterisk (*) denotes an “Exceptional Merit” award designation for at least one of the projects awarded:

Energy Efficiency Program:

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • BASF Corporation  
  • Celanese*  
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP  
  • Dow  
  • DuPont  
  • Eastman Chemical Company*  
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company*  
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation*  
  • Olin Corporation*  
  • The Lubrizol Corporation  

Significant Improvement in Manufacturing:

  • BASF Corporation*  
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP*  
  • Hexion Inc.*  
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation*

Non-Manufacturing Improvement:

  • BASF Corporation  
  • DuPont*  
  • Dow  
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company*  

Public Outreach:

  • SABIC  

Individual ACC member companies nominate specific projects for recognition under the award program. The judging committee that determined the winners is comprised of selected ACC member companies.  

Award winners were announced and recognized at the 2018 Responsible Care Conference and Expo in Hollywood, Florida, April 29-May 2. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.rcconference.org.

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