COVINGTON, KY - H&S Chemical Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Syrgis Performance Products, has completed requirements for certification and compliance with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) ChemStewards® program.
ChemStewards is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from the commitment to continuous improvement and to reducing the environmental footprint left by member facilities. ChemStewards was created to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of synthetic and organic chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.
Certification is a vigorous process requiring facilities to review their current safety, security, health and environmental policies for hazards, risks and legal requirements. The facilities must create management system documentation, train employees on their responsibilities and accountabilities, and enact operational controls and emergency responses as needed. The program also requires facilities to monitor and measure their performance, report these numbers back to SOCMA, and then take any necessary corrective action. Finally, all of this must be reviewed by a third-party auditor who analyzes the documentation and performs a facility inspection.