Rohm and Haas Co. received the 2007 Hydro Sustainability Award during a recent conference held in Hafnersee, Austria. The award was presented by Dr. Karl-Henrik Róbert, founder of The Natural Step, a non-governmental organization that has pioneered an extensive set of principles to advance society toward sustainability.

Rohm and Haas Co. received the 2007 Hydro Sustainability Award during a recent conference held in Hafnersee, Austria. The award was presented by Dr. Karl-Henrik Róbert, founder of The Natural Step, a non-governmental organization that has pioneered an extensive set of principles to advance society toward sustainability.

The conference and a multi-day workshop was hosted by Chemson but organized by Hydro for 10 top global suppliers. It provided a forum for participating companies in the PVC supply chain to report their progress in utilizing the sustainable development methodology developed by The Natural Step during the last year.

Rohm and Haas was elected as the best performing company by Hydro and The Natural Step at the conclusion of the conference.

As winner of the award, Rohm and Haas will act as a leader for sustainable development issues within its circle of suppliers, co-suppliers and customers. The company will co-sponsor a distance learning course regarding The Natural Step sustainability development principles scheduled to begin this fall. The course is created for professionals in the chemical industry and aims to equip “agents of change” with information to address sustainability within their own companies.

For more information, visit www.rohmhaas.com.