ACC Honors Industry Leaders with Inaugural Sustainability Leadership Awards


Chemistry plays an integral role in solving our world’s sustainability challenges. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to recognize member companies that are leading the way in advancing safe, innovative, effective and economically viable solutions with its inaugural Sustainability Leadership Awards, presented June 4, 2019, at the ACC Annual Meeting.

ACC established its Sustainability Leadership Awards program to recognize outstanding member company achievements in three priority areas covered by ACC’s Sustainability Principles: Transparency & Collaboration, Environmental Protection & Circularity and Societal Contributions. In addition, ACC’s “External Collaborator” Award recognizes a non-member organization that has collaborated with an ACC member on a project, product or initiative that has made significant contributions to sustainability.

Scroll down for information about the four winning member companies: FMC Corporation, Braskem, SABIC and The Chemours Company, as well as External Collaborator The Nature Conservancy (nominated by Dow):

"Transparency & Collaboration” Award:

FarmField-SustainabilityFMC Corporation, for its Product Stewardship & Sustainability Assessment (PSSA) Tool.



“Environmental Protection & Circularity” Award (tie):

BE-StatueBraskem for its Commitment to Circular Economy and collaboration with the Philadelphia Eagles to implement a closed-loop value chain for plastics material.



"Environmental Protection & Circularity” Award (tie):

SABIC Video StillSABIC, for its Certified Circular Polymers produced from plastic waste.




“Societal Contributions” Award:

The Chemours Company for Opteon™, the company’s portfolio of hydrofluoro olefin (HFO)-based, low global warming potential refrigerant solutions.



“External Collaborator” Award:

Brazos WoodsThe Nature Conservancy, for its ground-breaking model collaboration with Dow to integrate ecosystem services in the business decision-making process.

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