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WASHINGTON (April 15, 2019) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today honored 16 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2018. ACC presented 37 awards, 10 of which were deemed programs of “Exceptional Merit.” ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley announced the winners at the 2019 Responsible Care© & Sustainability Conference & Expo.

The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC’s many 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 is the science behind sustainability,” Dooley said. “Our member companies are committed to creating innovative products and technologies that help society save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving performance in our own operations.”

The 2019 Energy Efficiency Award winners were selected from the following 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 Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing” award is given to companies with broad programs to achieve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations through technical innovations, creative projects or novel procedures or actions.

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

The companies receiving awards in 2019 are:

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Arkema Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Celanase
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • FMC Corporation
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Olin Corporation

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

Energy Efficiency Program:

  • Arkema Inc.*
  • BASF Corporation
  • Celanese
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

Significant Improvement in Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing:

  • American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.*
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • BASF Corporation
  • Celanese
  • Dow*
  • Eastman Chemical Company*
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company*
  • FMC Corporation
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation*
  • Olin Corporation*
  • SABIC*

Non-Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Improvement:

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation

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

The 2019 Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference & Expo is being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 14-17. For more information, please visit


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