AMSTERDAM — Specialty chemicals provider Nouryon has won 14 awards from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in recognition of its commitment to keeping employee health and safety at the forefront of its operations. Of the 14 awards, 12 of the awards were for Excellence and two were Honor Responsible Care® Facility Safety Awards. The announcement of the awards was made at the 2021 Responsible Care and Sustainability Virtual Conference and Expo, sponsored by the ACC.

“We are extremely proud of our entire Nouryon team for continuing our commitment to employee health and safety, especially during the challenges in 2020 as a result of COVID-19,” said Robert King, Senior Vice President and Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer at Nouryon. “These awards further solidify Nouryon’s focus on exceptional quality, service and performance to our customers and to each other, and align with our safety ambition of zero injuries, waste and harm.”

Nouryon was recognized for its exceptional employee health and safety performance, as well as its commitment to sustainability by the ACC for the following facilities in the United States:

Excellence: Augusta and Duluth, GA; Columbus, MS; Bridgewater, NJ; Brewster, NY; Lima, OH; Battleground, Fort Worth and Pasadena, TX; Moses Lake, WA, and Green Bay and Howard, WI

Honor: Chattanooga, TN and Salisbury, NC

"Receiving these ACC Awards reflects the outstanding commitment to safety made by all of our Nouryon sites every day,” said Larry Ryan, Nouryon Executive Vice President and President Performance Formulations and the Americas. “Operating in a safe and reliable way is inherent to Nouryon’s company values of Aiming high, Owning it, and Doing it right, and our active participation in the ACC makes receiving awards for outstanding safety performance that much more meaningful to us.”

Nouryon recently released its Sustainability Report 2020. Last year, the company’s recordable injury rates reached a record low and Nouryon achieved a 50% reduction in Process Safety Events, ranking it in the top quartile for its people safety performance.

According to ACC, Responsible Care is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) performance initiative. For more than 30 years, Responsible Care has helped ACC member companies enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate, and the environment.

The purpose of the annual ACC-sponsored conference is to educate Responsible Care Partner companies about new developments, processes and standards to help enhance and promote safe operations and chemicals management throughout the value chain.

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