Responsible Care® Awards

Tarsha Snead

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 2022, ACC recognized the following member and Partner companies through the Responsible Care Awards Program.

Responsible Care® Company of the Year

The Responsible Care Company of the Year Award is ACC’s premiere honor and recognizes those member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care environmental, health, safety and security performance ethic throughout their company:

Large Company Category: ExxonMobil
Medium-Sized Company Category: FMC Corporation
2022 Company of the Year Award Winners

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: Andy Piper, Ashland
  • Member Company Employee of the Year: Teresa Keating, Dow
  • Partner Company Employee of the Year: Tanya Rogers, Quantix Dry Bulk Transportation

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.

Responsible Care® New Company of the Year Award

Recognizes a company that has joined Responsible Care during the most recent certification cycle and fulfilled their obligations ahead of schedule.

  • Quantix In-Plant Services

Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Awards

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

Afton Chemical Corporation:

  • Filter Rebuild Reduction initiative (Waste Minimization Category)
  • Lime Waste Minimization initiative (Waste Minimization Category)

Albemarle Corporation:

  • Improved Soda Ash Usage and Control initiative* (Waste Minimization Category)

Arkema, Inc.:

  • Beaumont Texas Waste Reduction Project* (Waste Minimization Category)

Ascend Performance Materials, LLC: 

  • Pallet Recycling initiative (Recycling Category)


  • Ohio River Operation Clean Sweep Efforts (Waste Minimization Category)
  • Pensacola Plant – Reduce Waste to Landfill initiative (Waste Minimization Category)

Covestro LLC & WTS, Joint Project: 

  • Stewardship Beyond the Fence Line initiative (Waste Minimization Category)


  • Deer Park Operations B3/B4 Light Ends Optimization initiative (Waste Minimization Category)

FMC Corporation: 

  • Centrate Recovery to Reduce Off-Site Recycling (Reuse and Recycle Categories)
  • Plastics Recycling initiative (Recycle Category)

Hexion, Inc.:

  • UF Distillate Waste Reduction – Sheboygan, WI* (Waste Minimization Category)

Innospec Specialty Chemicals:

  • Manufacturing Process Improvement initiative (Waste Minimization Category)

LANXESS Corporation & WTS, Inc. Joint Project:

  • MIBK Reuse initiative (Reuse Category)

Occidental Chemical Corporation:

  • Brine Recovery Study (Waste Minimization and Reuse Categories)
  • Chloroprene Treatment initiative (Waste Minimization Category)
  • Cooling Tower Cascade Improvements (Waste Minimization Category)
  • Light Ends Drying* (Reuse Category)
  • PVC Losses to WWTP* (Waste Minimization Category)
  • Reduction in Ion Exchange Column* (Waste Minimization Category)


  • Process Optimization at Bay St. Louis Plant (Waste Minimization Category)

Trinity Industries, Inc.:

  • TrinityRail Sustainable Railcar Conversion Program* (Reuse Category)

W.R. Grace & Co.: 

  • Molybdenum and Tungsten Waste Minimization (Recycling Category)
  • Production Line Optimization (Waste Minimization Category)

Product Safety Awards

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

  • Covestro LLC: Desmopack™ RC: Rapid Curing Resins for High Performance Flexible Packaging Adhesives
  • Trinity Industries, Inc.: TrinityRail® Hourglass™
  • Veolia Regeneration Services: First Order Procedure

Energy Efficiency Awards

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

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Ascend Performance Materials, LLC
  • BASF Corporation*
  • Celanese*
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC*
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company*
  • FMC Corporation
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation*
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation*

*Denotes exceptional merit

Facility Safety Awards

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

  • AdvanSix
  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Ashland LLC
  • Avient
  • Axalta Coating Systems LLC
  • BASF Corporation
  • Braskem America Inc.
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Carus, LLC
  • Celanese
  • The Chemours Company LLC
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC
  • Clariant Corporation
  • Climax Molybdenum Company
  • Covestro LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Ecovyst Inc.
  • Evonik Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Hexion Inc.
  • FMC Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC
  • Kuraray America Inc.
  • LANXESS Corporation
  • Linde plc
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • MEGlobal Americas Inc.
  • Nouryon
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Pure Salt, LLC
  • Quantix Dry Bulk Transportation
  • Quantix In-Plant Services
  • Quantix Liquid Transportation
  • Solenis
  • Synthomer Plc.
  • Texas Brine Company, LLC
  • TPC Group Inc.
  • Trinity Industries Inc.
  • Trinseo
  • W.R. Grace & Co.

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