Ethyl Corporation, Celanese, LyondellBasell and Bayer Corporation Recognized
for Superior Performance
Companies Recognized as Responsible Care® Company of the Year at ACC Annual
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 3, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American
Chemistry Council (ACC) presented its Responsible Care Company of the Year
award today to four member companies, Ethyl Corporation, Celanese Corporation,
LyondellBasell and Bayer Corporation, in recognition of each of the companies'
outstanding achievements in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S)
"These four companies epitomize the chemical industry's commitment to a safer,
more sustainable future," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "Each company
has demonstrated exemplary achievements in environmental performance, worker
safety and the health and well-being of the communities in which they
To be eligible for the Responsible Care Company of the Year award, companies
must demonstrate how they have surpassed Responsible Care performance
criteria, including: a safety performance rating in the top 10 percent of
companies in their size category, with no significant process incidents in the
previous year; positive performance measures in the areas of transportation
safety, process safety and emissions reduction; and demonstrated improvements
in EHS&S performance, product stewardship,distribution safety and emergency
For the third time in four years, Ethyl Corporation is being honored as a
Responsible Care company of the year. In 2013, Ethyl Corporation won its third
straight Union Pacific Railroad Safety Pinnacle Award for Excellence in
chemical transportation safety. Ethyl also received the "Perfect Record Award"
from the National Safety Council for safety performance in three of the past
four years, and recently celebrated 18 years of no lost time injuries at its
Canada manufacturing location.
"This award is very meaningful to all of us at Ethyl because it is recognition
from our peers for our performance on Responsible Care principles, primarily
health, safety, environment, product stewardship, community service and
overall doing the right thing,"said Ethyl Corporation President Azfar
In 2013, Celanese had its best global safety performance – zero recordable
injuries at U.S. Responsible Care facilities. In addition, Celanese's One PSM
program drives a culture of process safety throughout the organization, and
the implementation of the Celanese Sustainability Council has helped to reduce
emissions and waste generation at key sites to ensure Celanese's
sustainability goals were met.
"Celanese has been Responsible Care certified since 2006, and we have been
practicing the elements of Responsible Care for more than 30 years," said
Darren Collins, Vice President, Manufacturing and EHS for Celanese. "Our
management system has always had principle-based expectations in safety,
environment and health, which has been strengthened by our deep employee
engagement. It's an honor for everyone at Celanese to be recognized for their
efforts to make the principles of Responsible Care truly part of the Celanese
Responsible Care is embedded into everyday business at LyondellBasell, through
its Operational Excellence Management System and its Logistic Service Provider
Risk Classification. In 2013, LyondellBasell instituted new Product Steward
Bulletins for more than 800 of its most frequently ordered products –
distributing more than 25,000 bulletins to customers and interested parties.
"We never forget the real reason LyondellBasell is a Responsible Care company;
it's because we are protecting those who work in our plants and those who are
our neighbors and customers. We take our Responsible Care commitment very
personally," said LyondellBasell CEO James Gallogly. "We thank the ACC for
recognizing us as we pursue health and safety excellence."
In 2013, Bayer implemented its "DRIVE TOWARD ZERO" program, establishing an
organizational culture promoting continuous improvement in compliance, process
and product safety, sustainability, environmental performance, and safety.
Bayer's commitment to safety is evidenced though its detailed product and
safety training program, which includes on-site support for new customers to
ensure safe handling of materials, before their first shipment is received.
"Bayer has been involved with Responsible Care since its inception more than
25 years ago," said Jerry MacCleary, president, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, and
ACC Board Member. "It plays an integral role in Bayer's Sustainable
Development program and provides external validation of Bayer's 'license to
operate.' We are very proud and humbled to have been chosen for this award."
Responsible Care is the chemical industry's world-class EHS&S performance
initiative. Since 1988, Responsible Care companies have reduced hazardous
releases to the air, land and water by more than 76 percent, improved energy
efficiency overall, and have a worker safety record that is more than twice as
safe, on average, as the overall chemical manufacturing sector and four times
safer than the manufacturing industry as a whole.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged
in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to
make innovative products and services that make people's lives better,
healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and
safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed
to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research
and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $770 billion enterprise
and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest
exporters, accounting for twelve percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry
companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety
and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have
intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve
security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical
SOURCE American Chemistry Council
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