Application Period for ACC Sustainability Leadership Awards Open: January 1-March 15, 2020

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 Sustainability Leadership Awards.

ACC established its Sustainability Leadership Awards program in 2019 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.

The 2020 awards application period is open from January 1 through March 15, 2020, and ACC will present the awards at its June 2020 Annual Meeting. 

All ACC members are eligible to apply for an ACC Sustainability Leadership Award; please download the awards application form and submit the completed form by March 15, 2020, to ACC at, or Jenny Heumann at

Below is information on the 2019 ACC Sustainability Leadership Award winners:

"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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