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Awards Presented at Annual Responsible Care® & Sustainability Virtual Conference

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2021) – Today, at the virtual 2021 Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference & Expo, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recognized chemical industry leaders for their exceptional environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance and commitment to sustainability and sound chemicals management.

The annual conference educates EHS&S and sustainability leaders at ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies about new developments, processes and standards to help enhance their company’s commitment to Responsible Care and sustainability, and promote safe operations and chemicals management throughout the value chain.

“Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s commitment to the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate, and the environment as a whole. It’s the foundation of our industry’s sustainability commitment, helping ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies operate with environmental protection, health, safety and security as top priorities,” said ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn. “I am pleased to recognize the people and companies being honored today, who have gone above and beyond to drive continuous improvement in the safety and sustainability of our chemical processes, products and operations.”

Responsible Care awardees qualify based on exemplary performance and are selected by a committee of internal and external experts. The following industry awards were announced today:

The Responsible Care Employee of the Year Award recognizes one member company employee and one Partner company employee for exceptional leadership in Responsible Care.

  • The Member Company Employee of the Year is Lori Pavlish of Dow, Inc. Throughout her career, Lori has developed programs and driven improvements to enhance transportation safety for Dow and logistics service providers. She has personally sponsored at least 22 companies for the Responsible Care Partner program, has worked to develop and share Dow’s Transportation Stewardship approach with ACC members, and authored the “Right Product, Right Tank” protocol, which is broadly used across the industry to help avoid reactive chemical scenarios.

  • The Partner Company Employee of the Year is Lance Collette, President and COO of Eagle Transport Corporation.  Lance led the development and implementation of the company-wide SOAR (Safe Operations Avoid Risks) safety campaign in 2018, as well as a Trucking Operations Management program that has been accepted by local community colleges in North Carolina and offers a two-year degree, one-year diploma, and two-semester certificate. In 2017, Lance spearheaded installation of Lytx DriveCam, an internal/external camera system, in every truck at Eagle and training of drivers, which has resulted in a significant reduction the total number of accidents.

The Responsible Care Partner Company of the Year Award recognizes the superb performance and safety record of companies involved in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment, disposal and/or sales and marketing of chemicals. This year’s Responsible Care Partner Company of the Year Award winners are: Highway Transport Logistics, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tenn.; Total Quality Logistics, LLC, based in Cincinnati; and WTS, Inc., based in Lewiston, N.Y.

The Responsible Care Product Safety Award recognizes ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies that have excelled at driving continuous improvement in chemical product safety. Three companies received the 2020 Product Safety Award for the following initiatives:

  • Arkema, Inc.:  Hydrogen Peroxide Transportation Safety Improvement
  • Huntsman Corporation:  Huntsman Substance of Concern Tool
  • LyondellBasell:  Implementation of Initial (prior to the first delivery) and Recurring Storage and Handling Assessments at Customer Sites.

ACC presented its Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Award this year to eight companies with substantial achievements in the following areas.

  • Afton Chemical Corporation: Solvent Use Reduction Project: Waste Minimization category
  • Dow:  Improve Ethylene Efficiency by Improving Yield and  Reducing Blow Off:  Waste Minimization category
  • Dow: Polyurethane Blowing Agent: Waste Minimization category
  • Hexion, Inc.: Reduce Wastewater-Argo Site: Waste Minimization category
  • Huntsman Corporation: Conroe TF5 Waste Minimization and Commercial Use: Waste Minimization and Beneficial Use categories
  • LANXESS Corporation-WTS, Inc. Joint Project: Waste Minimization Recycling & Reuse: Waste Minimization category
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation: Improved EDC Recovery, La Porte, Texas: Waste Minimization Award
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation: Upgrade of EDC Tar Stills Pumps, Deer Park Texas: Waste Minimization Award
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation: Reactor Efficiency Improvements, La Porte, Texas: Waste Minimization Award
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation: Vacuum Column Efficiency Improvements, La Porte, Texas: Waste Minimization Award
  • Olin Corporation: Olin Freeport Epoxy Process Byproduct Reduction: Waste Minimization category

ACC presents the Responsible Care Facility Safety Award to member companies with significant achievements in employee health and safety performance. The following 51 companies received 2021 Facility Safety Award Certificates:

  • AdvanSix Inc.
  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Arkema, Inc.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Avient
  • Axalta Coating Systems LLC
  • BASF Corporation
  • Braskem America, Inc.
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Carus Corporation
  • Celanese
  • The Chemours Company
  • Cheveron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Clariant
  • Covestro LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Eagle Transport Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • El Dorado Nitrogen LLC
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Hallstar
  • Hexion, Inc.
  • Highway Transport Logistics, Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Ingevity Corporation
  • Innospec Specialty Chemicals
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals
  • LANXESS Corporation
  • Linde PLC
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • LyondellBasell
  • MEGlobal Americas, Inc.
  • Niacet Corporation
  • Nouryon
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Olin Corporation
  • Oxiteno USA
  • PMC Group N.A., Inc.
  • PQ Corporation
  • Pure Salt
  • Shell Chemical LP
  • SNF Holding Company
  • Solenis
  • Texas Brine Company, LLC
  • Trinseo
  • W.R. Grace & Co.

Throughout 2020, many ACC member companies have played a critical role in the global battle against COVID-19. These companies have taken actions like altering manufacturing facilities and working around the clock to provide the world with the essential materials needed to fight the pandemic.  ACC is recognizing exemplary efforts from ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with its new Outstanding COVID-19 Response Efforts Award. Fifteen ACC member companies and four Responsible Care Partner companies received this award:


  • Albemarle Corporation
  • BASF Corporation
  • Braskem America, Inc.
  • Carus LLC
  • Celanese
  • The Chemours Company
  • Covestro LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • FMC Corporation
  • Hexion, Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • Linde PLC
  • Trinity Industries


  • Eagle Transport Corporation
  • Highway Transport Logistics, Inc.
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC

Since 1988, Responsible Care has helped ACC members and Responsible Care Partner companies significantly enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.

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