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Responsible Care® Awards

Sarah Sherwood
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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 2024, ACC recognized the following member and Partner companies through the Responsible Care Awards Program.

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: Amela Morgan, Plant Manager at Ingevity Corporation
  • Partner Company Employee of the Year: Angie Griffin, Chief Commercial Officer at Third Coast

Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year

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

  • Nisus Corporation (Small Size Category)
  • Indorama Ventures (Medium Size Category

Product Safety Awards

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

  • Trinity Industries: Trinsight™ Platform

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
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC

Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Awards

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

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
    • Filter Aid Waste Minimization
    • Drum Recycling Efforts
  • Arkema
    • HPP Raw Material Recovery Project
  • Eagle Transport (Partner)
    • Corporate Waste Minimization and Beneficial Reuse Project
  • FMC Corporation
    • Waste to Beneficial Reuse
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
    • Removal of Nessler's Reagent*
    • #2 Penn Snift Gas Compressor Reliability
    • Brine Sample Point Recovery
    • KOH Wooden Pallet Cradle to Grave Improvement
    • Deer Park Chlorinated Byproduct Reuse*
    • Oxyhydrochlorination HCl Conversion Optimization
    • Column Metal Packing Recycling
    • Catoxid Catalyst Reuse
    • Chlorine Recovery from Deer Park Heavy Ends Byproduct
    • Wet EDC Tank Cleanout*
    • Muriatic Acid Burner Cleaning Improvement 
    • Diaphragm Cell Conversion and Asbestos Elimination*
    • Utilizing Alternative Methodology for Remediating Soil
  • Trinity Industries (Partner)
    • Coatings Waste Reduction - EP921 Solvent Reclamation*
  • Trinseo
    • Reclaiming Unreacted Monomers in Latex Production*

*Denotes exceptional merit

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
    • Houston and PATX Energy Efficiency Projects*
    • LED Retrofit and 100% Closed Fume Hoods
  • Albermarle Corporation
    • Spray Dryer Auto Dilution
  • Ashland Inc.
    • Wilmington Campus Solar Panel Installation*
  • BASF Corporation
    • Triple S Process Energy Reduction
    • Tinuvin Flare Gas Reduction
    • Reduced Steam Losses
    • Corporate Energy Management Process*
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
    • Old Ocean Continuous Improvement*
    • Orange Year on Year Energy Improvement
  • Eastman Chemical Company
    • ​​​​​​​Azeo Column Stability Improvements and Energy Optimization
    • A Column Control Scheme Steam Reduction*
    • Condensate Recovery Enabled by Pressure Powered Pump
  • GATX Rail (Partner)
    • ​​​​​​​Flare Optimization Project
  • Hexion Inc.
    • ​​​​​​​Reduce Electrical Consumption during Idle State*
  • Intercontinental Terminals Company, LLC (Partner)
    • ​​​​​​​ITC LEED Silver Administrative Building
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation​​​​​​​
    • GT3 Filter House Replacement
    • Salt Pad Material Use at Brine Fume Scrubber
    • Reactor Condenser Flush Water Savings
    • LED Lighting Upgrades
    • Ethane Feed Preheat Optimization
    • E-250 Reboiler Efficiency
    • Chlor-Alkali Plant Steam Trap Condensate Recovery
    • Condensate Heat Recovery*
    • Membrane Energy Efficiency Improvement
    • Chlorine Vent Load Recovery
    • Diaphragm Cell Conversion
    • Reducing Steam Consumption in the Diaphragm Caustic Evaporation Process
    • Diaphragm Cell Low Voltage Anodes
    • Diaphragm Cell Depositing Improvements to Reduce Energy Consumption
    • New Anode Design Installation
  • Trinseo
    • Decarbonization Project*

*Denotes exceptional merit

Facility Safety Awards

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

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Arkema, Inc.
  • Ascend Performance Materials, LLC
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Avient
  • Axalta Coating Systems LLC
  • BASF
  • Braskem America, Inc.
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Clariant Corporation
  • Climax Molybdenum Company
  • Covestro LLC
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Ecovyst Inc.
  • El Dorado Nitrogen L.L.C.
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
  • FMC Corporation
  • GATX Rail
  • Hallstar
  • Honeywell
  • ICL
  • Indorama Ventures
  • Ingevity Corporation
  • Intercontinental Terminals Company
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals, LLC
  • Kraton Corporation
  • Kuraray America Inc.
  • LANXESS Corporation
  • Linde PLC (formerly Praxair)
  • MEGlobal Americas Inc.
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • PMC Group N.A., Inc.
  • PQ Corporation
  • Pure Salt, LLC
  • Quantix DC – Export
  • Quantix Dry Bulk Transportation
  • Quantix In-Plant Services
  • Quantix Liquid Transportation
  • Solvay America, Inc.
  • Stepan Company
  • Synthomer Plc.
  • Texas Brine Company, LLC
  • The Chemours Company LLC
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Third Coast
  • Trinity Industries
  • Trinseo
  • W.R. Grace & Co