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ACC’s Responsible Care® Awards Program recognizes chemical industry leaders that have made an exceptional commitment to EHS&S performance, sustainability and sound chemicals management.

In 2021, ACC recognized the following member and Partner companies through the Responsible Care Awards Program.

Responsible Care® Company of the Year

Recognizes ACC member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic throughout their company:

  • Ethyl Corporation: Small-sized Company Category
Ethyl Corporation
Ethyl Corporation Recognized As Responsible Care® Company of the Year by American Chemistry Council

Demonstrating Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance, Ethyl Awarded with ACC Top Honor for 7th Time in 10 Years

Responsible Care® Employee of the Year

Presented to one ACC member company employee and one Responsible Care Partner company employee for exceptional leadership in Responsible Care:

  • Member Company Employee of the Year: Lori Pavlish, Dow
  • Partner Company Employee of the Year: Lance R. Collette, Eagle Transport Corporation

Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year

Recognizes companies that have implemented a specific program or activity that demonstrates leadership in the areas of employee health and safety, security or environmental protection:

  • Ascend Performance Materials, LLC

Responsible Care® Partner Company of the Year

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:

  • Highway Transport Logistics, Inc.
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC
  • WTS, Inc.

Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Awards

Presented to companies with substantial achievements in waste minimization, reuse and recycling:

  • 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

Product Safety Awards

Recognizes ACC member companies with laudable achievements implementing product safety and stewardship programs:

  • Arkema Inc.: Hydrogen Peroxide Transportation Improvement Team
  • Huntsman Corporation: Huntsman Substance of Concern Tool
  • LyondellBasell: Intermediates & Derivatives (I&D) Division

Energy Efficiency Awards

Recognizes ACC member companies with commendable achievements in improving energy efficiency and/or reducing greenhouse gas related or other environmental impacts:

  • Afton Chemical Corporation*
  • Arkema Inc.
  • BASF Corporation*
  • Celanese
  • The Chemours Company
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company*
  • Hexion Inc.
  • LyondellBasell
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation*
  • Olin Corporation*
  • SABIC*
  • W.R. Grace & Co.

*Denotes exceptional merit

Facility Safety Awards

Presented to companies with significant achievements in employee health and safety performance:

  • 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
  • Chevron 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.

Outstanding COVID-19 Response Efforts Awards

Throughout 2020, many ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies played a critical role in the global battle against COVID-19, taking actions like altering manufacturing facilities and working around the clock to provide the world with the essential materials needed to fight the pandemic.  ACC recognized exemplary efforts from companies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

ACC Members
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • BASF Corporation
  • Braskem America, Inc.
  • Carus LLC
  • Celanese
  • The Chemours Company
  • Covestro LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • FMC Corporation
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • Linde PLC
  • SABIC
Responsible Care® Partners
  • Eagle Transport Corporation
  • Highway Transport Logistics, Inc.
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC
  • Trinity Industries

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